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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
SportsChannel New England Celtics analyst Tom Heinsohn apologized Tuesday before the Bulls-Celtics game for comments made on air last week about Hawks C Dikembe Mutombo. Heinsohn, after Mutombo was ta
The first test issue of Sports Illustrated Women/Sport will hit newsstands on April 21, with a cover date of Spring 1997 (SI). The issue will have a newsstand price of $2.95 with a rate base of 600,00
Former "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel is expected to join CBS today after "nearly 25 years at NBC," according to Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Gumbel reportedly will host a primetime news maga
Cablevision''s "aggressive steps" to "dominate" the New York sports cable market by increasing its stake in MSG, the Knicks and the Rangers, were examined by CNN''s Lou Dobbs on "Moneyline." Cablevisi
BROADCASTING & CABLE''s Richard Tedesco on the CBS/SportsLine deal: "The deal suddenly vaults SportsLine''s already high profile on the Web. And it''s an easy way for CBS to buy into prime territory."
K-III Communications is putting its Daily Racing Form and Pro Football Weekly publications "on the block," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. K-III bought the Daily Racing Form from Rupe
If the Flyers can negotiate their way out of their contract with radio station WIP, "the 76ers will be right behind them," according to Phil Jasner of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Comcast Chair Ed Sni
Broadcasters, cable programmers and others "want regulators to write some exemptions into the FCC''s closed caption rules," according to Chris McConnell of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Broadcasters told the
ESPN has added some changes to its production of MLB games, effective with its first broadcast on April 1. The network will provide In-Game Box Scores that will run an up- to-date box score of the gam
The NFLPA''s Players Inc. and Atlanta-based Kestrel Communication, which will produce a weekly TV series called "The Players," say they have had "serious" talks with a number of cable and broadcast ou