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Rogers Getting High Marks For Hiring Of Stroumboulopoulos For Hockey Broadcasts03 / 11 / 14
Rogers Communications yesterday hired the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos to host "Hockey Night In Canada," and in doing so is "seeking a personality it hopes will help it reach out beyond the hard-core hockey fan currently watching its Sportsnet network," according to Simon Houpt of the GLOBE &...
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The ITT Corp. and Dow Jones & Co. have agreed to pay New York City $207M for the city-owned WNYC-Channel 31, with the plan of transforming the station into a "24-hour sports, financial news and entert
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WASHINGTON POST''S PAUL FARHI: "In one stroke, Disney would become the largest among the handful of global entertainment goliaths" (WASHINGTON POST, 8/1). MEDIA ANALYST PAUL SCHULMAN: "It''s a shock.
"There was a time not long ago when the four major sports and the broadcast networks were considered the preeminent players in sports," writes Steve Zipay in NEWSDAY this morning. "That era officially
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