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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup04 / 22 / 14
ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...
The "unique" partnership between the Sunshine Network and the Lightning is profiled this morning by Gene Yasuda in the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The cable sports network paid for the rights to the Lightning''
HBO is "beating the publicity drum" for its December 15 boxing telecast featuring Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya will have a public workout next Tuesday at the Official All-Star Cafe (Neal Travis, N.Y.
GE''s NBC is negotiating to have Microsoft Corp. became "an equity partner in the 24-hour television news channel that NBC wants to launch," according to Elizabeth Jensen of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. N
The NBA "reportedly has put the brakes" on a $10-20M deal with Sony that would bring surround sound of on-court action to viewers, according to NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay. The league is apparently "concer
Official winners of sports categories in the 17th annual National CableAce Awards presented last Saturday. WRITING A DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: Frank Deford, "Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World," HBO; BUSINE
Vancouver''s new GM Place is being referred to by print and broadcast journalist as "The Garage" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/6)...Fox Sports President David Hill commented on this week''s experiment usi
Cap Cities/ABC announced yesterday it will launch a 24-hour news channel by early ''97 posing a challenge to Turner Broadcasting''s "lucrative" CNN. ABC''s channel will "focus on local news provided b
Former Cubs and Reds announcer Thom Brennaman signed a five- year deal yesterday to become the expansion Diamondbacks'' radio and TV voice in ''98. Financial terms were not disclosed. Part of Brennama
The Browns-Chargers game Sunday on NBC still drew significant overnight numbers in Cleveland, but wasn''t a huge attraction in the team''s future home. The game generated a 30.0 rating in Cleveland, w
The Lions are close to a decision as to whether they will switch signals on their radio broadcast rights, according to Mike O''Hara in today''s DETROIT NEWS. The team is at the end of its deal with WW