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Silver Details FiveThirtyEight Relaunch With ESPN On March 17, Timed To March Madness03 / 10 / 14
FiveThirtyEight Founder Nate Silver on Saturday at the SXSW conference in Austin "revealed a slew of details" about the site's new home on ESPN, according to Sam Laird of MASHABLE. The site "will launch on March 17, just in time for college basketball's annual March Madness tournament." The "basketb...
In his annual state of the conference address, ACC Commissioner Gene Corrigan said that "he is concerned about overexposure" with the conference''s TV arrangement that starts in ''96, despite the fact
US West is in talks to buy a 40% stake in Cablevision Systems Corp., the U.S.''s 6th largest cable operator, operator of regional sports channels and part-owner of MSG with ITT. The deal would be for
Officials from Westinghouse and CBS are meeting this morning "to negotiate the terms of a formal takeover offer that Westinghouse hopes to make for CBS within the next several weeks," according to tod
As expected, coverage of the World Series will be split between The Baseball Network''s two broadcast partners, ABC and NBC, as will the League Championship Series and the Divisional Playoffs. ABC get
The U.S. national soccer team plays Brazil tonight in the semifinals of the Copa America in Uruguay, but U.S. TV viewers will only be able to see the game on pay-per-view, via satellite or at a bar. I
The billions of dollars Rupert Murdoch is pouring into sports broadcasting rights around the globe are radically changing "the rules of the game," and are helping him "tie up" viewer loyalty for his p
As officials at Westinghouse and several investment banks continue their effort to arrange financing for an expected bid for CBS for at least $80 a share, several media observers are examining whether
GE reports that its NBC unit had "its largest revenue growth spurt" in the second quarter since GE acquired NBC in ''86. GE doesn''t release specific figures for its businesses, but the company did sa
Rupert Murdoch''s News Corp. has assumed full ownership of Hong Kong-based satellite broadcaster, Star TV, after paying $346.6M for the 36.4% it didn''t already own (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/19)....GE''s NB
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There were nine prime-time programs on the four broadcast networks Saturday night, and The Baseball Network''s "Baseball Night in America" on ABC finished eighth in the ratings, according to NEWSDAY''