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RSNs Push MLB For Local Streaming Rights As Concerns Grow About Mobile Viewers03 / 07 / 14
RSNs across the U.S. are "pressing Major League Baseball to get the rights to stream local games to portable devices," according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Baseball fans "can't watch live games on their tablets or smartphones outside their home, and the RSNs fear they could be losing viewers w...
This week, CBS is expected to renew its U.S. Open tennis contract at a figure less than the $35M a year sought by the USTA (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 9/11). One CBS exec calls the USTA''s asking price
ESPN''s telecast of Cal Ripken''s record-breaking 2131st consecutive game played drew a "whopping" 7.5 cable rating, the highest mark for an ESPN baseball game. ESPN''s Mike Soltys: "Our initial expec
The following NFL games failed to sellout for this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets. NOTE: The Lions-Vikings game was to have been blacked out in the Twin Cities, but TCF Bank and
America Online announced that it has exceeded 3.5 million subscribers, making it the largest online service. CompuServe currently claims about 3.4 million subscribers, and Prodigy more than 2 million.
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CNBC''s Lisa Castleman reported that commercials during the broadcast of Ripken''s record game were selling for "10 times their usual amount." Bill Koenigsburg of Horizon Media: "Very similar to Halle
Turner Broadcasting postponed a "tentatively scheduled" board meeting in New York today to discuss the proposed merger with Time Warner, according to this morning''s ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The decision
Having been granted an extension on a decision whether to accept the USTA''s renewal offer of a five-year deal at $38M a year, CBS Sports President David Kenin passed. Rudy Martzke reports that CBS, w
The USGA has announced agreements with broadcast partners ESPN and NBC that will "expand the responsibilities of both networks in presenting USGA Championships." NBC will extend its hours of U.S. Open
The terms of payment for Liberty Media''s stock in Turner Broadcasting "appeared to be a major sticking point" in negotiations between Turner and Time Warner, according to today''s N.Y. TIMES. Althoug