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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT NetworkPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...
Rupert Murdoch''s News Corp. has "officially become a ''passive'' partner with the cable owners of Primestar Partners," according to Scott Hettrick in the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The deal sees News Corp.
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In N.Y., Michael Starr writes, "NBC is hoping to improve on last year''s U.S. Open ratings" which averaged a 3.6/12 over four days. In ''95 the network averaged a 5.0/17 over two days. According to pu
SportsChannel FL announced that Jacor Communication''s WDAE-1250 AM will be the Lightning''s flagship radio station (Lightning). The RSN also introduced Sarasota''s WSPB-AM and Venice''s WAMR-AM as af
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The following lists the top five primetime programs for the week ended June 8 from Nielsen. NBC won the week with a 10.2/19 average rating (N.Y. POST, 6/11). SHOW DATE NET RTG/SHR 1 NBA FINALS GAME FO
ESPN Exec VP/Administration Ed Durso is profiled in BROADCASTING & CABLE. Durso, who has been "instrumental in the network''s professional sports acquisitions," is "working with other ESPN officials t
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Microsoft announced it will make an investment of $1B in Philadelphia-based Comcast, the nation''s fourth-largest cable TV operator (Microsoft). Comcast owns the 76ers, Flyers, CoreStates Center, Core
NBC''s telecast of Sunday''s Game Four of the Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals drew a 16.9 national rating. NBC estimates that 51 million viewers watched Game Four, making it the most- watched game of the series