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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol said yesterday that Bob Costas'' comments that NBC doesn''t fulfill a journalistic role when it televises the NBA were taken out of context, according to Mike Bruton
Pure, a new golfing magazine issued by Taylor Made Golf Inc., is examined by Denise Gellene of the L.A. TIMES. The magazine, "loaded" with features on Taylor Made endorsers and equipment, is distribut
Yankees Manager Joe Torre "has signed an exclusive contract with AOL''s The Book Report to post an excerpt of his new autobiography on its site beginning today," according to Mary Huhn of the N.Y. POS
Orange County Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline ruled that Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) will remain the exclusive cable carrier of Mighty Ducks games. The court denied a preliminary injunction request by
CTV has announced the name of its sports cable channel, which is jointly owned by CTV, Rogers cable, Molson, and Fox. It will be called CTV Sports Net (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 2/27)....NBC showed "recor
Walt Disney Co. shareholders approved a "lucrative bonus package" for CEO Michael Eisner yesterday, "but not before stockholder protests made the company''s normally upbeat annual meeting seem like th
Rupert Murdoch''s fX network "is making no bones about creating a program schedule modeled on that of TNT," according to John Dempsey in VARIETY. The "TNT blueprint" brings together "high-visibility p
The stocks of cable companies "declined Tuesday because of fears" a DBS service of News Corp. and Echostar "would draw customers away," according to Sallie Hofmeister of the L.A. TIMES. TCI shares dro
CBS will broadcast "Tiger Woods: Son, Hero and Champion," a one-hour special, on April 13, as the lead-in to the network''s final-round coverage of the Masters, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSI
NBC''s Bob Costas said "don''t expect any hard-hitting stories from NBC about the NBA," according to an AP report in the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Costas made his remarks at a Columbia Univ. dinner and