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Prosecutors and attorneys for Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...
Fox is offering advertisers on MLB games logo and message space on rotating signage systems installed behind home plate at many ballparks, according to Brockinton & Reynolds of INSIDE MEDIA. Through a
ABC and ESPN have signed an agreement with Princeton Video Image, a producer of video insertion technology, to utilize video-only advertising in some live sporting events this spring. PVI, formerly Pr
The Devil Rays announced a non-broadcast TV deal with SportsChannel Florida, the cable network recently purchased by Wayne Huizenga. The seven-year deal, which starts immediately and runs through 2002
SportsTicker announced its news and information service will be offered on PCN -- The PointCast Network, a free online news service. PointCast delivers instant broadcast news and information directly
The St. Louis Spirit, the former ABA franchise, still receives "about" 40% of what an NBA team gets in national TV revenue as payment for not joining the league when the leagues merged 20 years ago. T
Former Bucs coach Sam Wyche has hired by NBC to work as a commentator on the net''s NFL telecasts. It is yet to be decided whether he will be in NBC''s New York studio or on-site at AFC games. Wyche w
CNN reported that Sears officially put its 50% stake in Prodigy up for sale. Sears Chair & CEO Arthur Martinez: "We are returning to our roots as a retail business" ("Moneyline," 2/21). One reason for
Wayne Huizenga is set to buy SportsChannel Florida, adding the cable network to his ownership of the Dolphins, Marlins and Panthers, according to the MIAMI HERALD. Barry Jackson reports that Huizenga'
Fox has begun shooting promos featuring players from 20 of the 28 MLB teams. The "player personality promos" and "Safe at Home" segments will run each night during prime-time programming. Fox Sports E
TSN is in "serious negotiations" with the NBA for a complete Canadian basketball package next season, according the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. David Langford writes while TSN "underestimated the basketball