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Root Sports Southwest Brings On Former Penguins Exec David PeartPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 26 / 15
Root Sports Southwest named former Penguins Senior VP/Sales & Service David Peart GM, where he will oversee day-to-day management of the Houston-based RSN. He starts March 2 and will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President Patrick Crumb . The RSN holds the rights to the Astros and Rocket...
ABC posted a season-high 19.7 rating with Monday Night''s Cowboys-Eagles game. The season average for ABC is now 17.7, up 4% from last year. TNT had a 8.4 for the Jets-Redskins game with a season aver
SI will publish the first stand-alone edition of its swimsuit issue in eight years and "will return to TV after a one- year hiatus through a two-year deal" with TNT, according to Keith Kelly of AD AGE
Fox Sports Americas will make its U.S. and Latin America debut on November 1 with a "million-dollar multi-media marketing and advertising campaign." Formerly known as Prime Deportiva, Fox Sports Ameri
Television coverage of MLB''s postseason starts today with Fox, NBC and ESPN splitting coverage of the AL and NL games and Fox''s MLB Senior Coordinating Producer John Filippelli says there may be too
TCI and SportsChannel FL are "at an impasse" in talks to air Panthers games, so more than 200,000 Dade and Broward TCI subscribers won''t be able to watch the team on TV, according to Barry Jackson of
Preliminary overnight ratings for the weekend: NFL on NBC received a 12.5 while Fox''s doubleheader earned a 12.1. NBC''s Ohio State-Notre Dame got a 7.3. Fox MLB coverage had a 4.3 (USA TODAY, 10/1).
The Flyers were unable to reach a one-year deal with Prism/SportsChannel and are now offering their package of 46 regular-season games directly to area cable operators, according to Bill Fleischman of
Former Twin Kirby Puckett will do commentary on up to three playoff games for ESPN, and reportedly has been offered a deal to work as a color commentator next season. (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/30).
ESPN Enterprises will begin to publish a line of sports books next year in conjunction with Disney''s Hyperion line, according to CABLE WORLD. ESPN Enterprises VP Richard Glover declined to say whethe
SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said the company has raised $16M in private financing to expand operations through next year, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. After a co