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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 &...
Chicago''s CBS affiliate, WBBM-TV, has signed a multi-year agreement with Creative Sports to broadcast seven Big 10 football telecasts annually. Illinois will be featured six times and Northwestern tw
Last night''s All-Star Game was the kick-off broadcast for The Baseball Network''s ''95 season, but also the beginning of the end for the joint venture. Speculation remains whether MLB stands to profi
Last night''s MLB All-Star Game received a 14.6 rating and a 24 share in Nielsen overnights, which could signal the lowest rating the game has received in three years. The All-Star Game received a 15.
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"Fewer people are watching baseball on television this season and that spells trouble for the All-Star Game," according to Steve Zipay. "In fact, several sports business and television executives expe