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H.J. Heinz Co. has opted not to advertise during NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast despite “success with last year’s Super Bowl commercial” ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 1/23 ). San Diego-based golf simulator firm Full Swing Golf formally announced that it has signed Jordan Spieth ...
ESPN''s Bob Ley will examine the current state of sports in Russia in an "Outside the Lines" special airing July 18 at 9:30pm (ESPN)...."Baseball, Minnesota," a 22-part, reality-based series on the li
The Jazz signed a multi-year deal with KCNR-Kaysville to be the flagship station of the Jazz Radio Network for all games. The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE''s Jim Fisher notes the deal gives the Jazz "a broader a
TBS added Glenn "Doc" Rivers to its NBA analysts team, replacing Danny Ainge (San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS, 7/11)... Chris McKendry, formerly of ABC''s D.C. affiliate WJLA, has joined ESPN as a "SportsCen
The FTC will meet July 19 to decide whether to oppose Time Warner''s deal to buy Turner Broadcasting Systems or accept a negotiated settlement that is in the works (David Lieberman, USA TODAY, 7/11).
In a "bid for respectability for his fledgling International Basketball League," Pittsburgh sports exec Paul Murtha announced the signing of former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson as a TV consultant,
Mindscape Inc. of Novato, CA launched "Total Baseball Online" which the S.F. CHRONICLE''s Jon Schwartz describes as a "veritable cornucopia of stats, tidbits and trivia guaranteed to whet the appetite
NBC''s telecast of MLB''s All-Star Game Tuesday gained a final national rating of 13.2/23 share. Viewership was strongest in the 55+ category, with 18-34 year olds the lowest rated of adult viewers. N
Top officials at the FTC have formally recommended blocking Time Warner''s $7.5B purchase of Turner Broadcasting "unless the companies agree on measure to resolve antitrust concerns," according to Gru
Miami''s WQAM-AM will carry a weekly 30-minute talk show with Dolphins Coach Jimmy Johnson between 5-6pm on Thursdays (MIAMI HERALD, 7/10)....Agent Drew Rosenhaus will be featured on the cover of SI''
SportsChannel Regional Network has signed a two-year deal to telecast games of the ABL, the new woman''s basketball league set to debut this October. The deal, with a three-year option, includes exclu