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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15
Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...
Warner Bros. will license the rights to 12 feature films to two TBS cable channels. The movies include "Space Jam." Terms were not disclosed (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/16). Turner will be able to show t
Super Bowl XXXI is a "prime target" for new media content and advertising alliances, according to Robert Silverman in INSIDE MEDIA. U.S. West, IBM, Yahoo!, Starwave and SportsLine USA are all "making
SI''s "Golf Plus," a selectively bound editorial section that appears in Sports Illustrated 40 times a year, begins its fourth year with three brand extensions: a nationally syndicated one-hour radio
Former Cardinals SS Ozzie Smith has been named as the host of "This Week in Baseball", replacing Mel Allen (TWIB). ...Warner Bros. Int''l TV Distribution will distribute the International TV broadcast
The Phoenix Gazette afternoon newspaper will print its final edition on Saturday. Phoenix Newspapers will continue to publish the morning Arizona Republic (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/14)....Former ESPN exec
Top Rank, Inc. plans a monthly series of live boxing events on DirecTV beginning February 12, according to Carl DiOrio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. It would mark the first time fights are "exclusively t
Fox will prepare for its "unprecedented" five hours of Super Bowl pre-game coverage by putting crews "not only in New Orleans," but in Green Bay and Foxboro, MA, for the next twelve days," according t
Hartford gets its first 24-hour, all-sports, radio station at WPOP-AM. The network will feature syndicated talk shows and commentary provided primarily by ESPN Radio and One-on-One radio network (HART
The "crowded" sports TV marketplace is examined by Bruce Orwall of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Orwall: "Is anybody watching this stuff? Niche markets they may be, but fans'' hunger for a wealth of sports
Fox Sports will cover Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans, LA, on Sunday, January 26. Kickoff is set for 6:18pm ET. Preliminary overnights from yesterday''s games: Fox''s NFC Championship game earned a 30.