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ESPN Begins Process Of Laying Off Around 100 Reporters, On-Air PersonalitiesPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 26 / 17
ESPN started laying off around 100 on-air and online anchors, reporters and analysts today. Many of the people who were let go took to Twitter after receiving a phone call from department heads alerting them of the news. Perhaps the biggest names confirmed to THE DAILY so far are radio host and coll...
NBA RATINGS: NBC released final ratings for Sunday''s "NBA on NBC" action. The Rockets-Lakers game earned a 7.0/14 Nielsen rating, which is NBC''s highest-rated regular- season game since last March.
San Antonio Express-News columnist Kevin O''Keeffe resigned on Friday after claiming that his editors, who "didn''t like his criticism" of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, "told him he could not longer wri
In consolidating its TV package, NASCAR is "figuring" each of the 34 Winston Cup events "should be worth about" $11M on the "open market," and NASCAR Senior VP & CEO Mike Helton said that "there is ro
ALL EARS: ABC President Steve Bornstein is profiled in today''s WALL STREET JOURNAL, and Kyle Pope writes that Bornstein "faces a big job" in trying to "bring some of the branding and merchandising ma
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At a New Orleans advertising conference, CBS Corp. CEO Mel Karmazin said that "he would love to buy NBC." Karmazin: "If Exxon and Mobil can combine, then why can''t I buy NBC?" The FCC currently "proh
The Patriots "tore-up" the remaining two years of WEEI- Boston''s day-after radio rights contract after the station "asked" to be released from the deal, according to Howard Manly of the BOSTON GLOBE.
The Walt Disney Co. named ESPN Chair/ABC Sports President Steve Bornstein to President of ABC Inc. Bornstein succeeds Bob Iger, who will become President of Walt Disney Int''l and Chair of the ABC Gro
A Canadian judge "upheld an injunction yesterday" that prohibits the striking CBC technicians union from setting up picket lines "close to" the Air Canada Centre for Saturday''s game against the Panth
ESPN Classic will unveil a new programming lineup on March 1 in an "effort to make its schedule more consistent for viewers," according to BRANDWEEK. The network will run a listing of "classic sports
The following lists final national Nielsen ratings for this past weekend''s network sporting events (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR "Fountain of Youth Stakes" 20-Feb ABC 3:00-3:30pm 1.2/4 NCA