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NFL Reluctant To Lock Into Long-Term Thursday Night Deal As Media Landscape ShiftsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15
The NFL is "reluctant to agree" to a "Thursday Night Football" contract with CBS longer than a year because of the changing media landscape, which is increasingly filled with consumers "untethering themselves from cable and satellite subscriptions," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. W...
BROADCASTING & CABLE''s Richard Tedesco on the CBS/SportsLine deal: "The deal suddenly vaults SportsLine''s already high profile on the Web. And it''s an easy way for CBS to buy into prime territory."
If the Flyers can negotiate their way out of their contract with radio station WIP, "the 76ers will be right behind them," according to Phil Jasner of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Comcast Chair Ed Sni
Broadcasters, cable programmers and others "want regulators to write some exemptions into the FCC''s closed caption rules," according to Chris McConnell of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Broadcasters told the
ESPN has added some changes to its production of MLB games, effective with its first broadcast on April 1. The network will provide In-Game Box Scores that will run an up- to-date box score of the gam
The NFLPA''s Players Inc. and Atlanta-based Kestrel Communication, which will produce a weekly TV series called "The Players," say they have had "serious" talks with a number of cable and broadcast ou
Preliminary overnight ratings show that Sunday''s Bulls- Knicks game on NBC outdrew CBS'' NCAA men''s basketball selection show. The Bulls-Knicks pulled in a 9.7, compared to a 7.9 "NBA on NBC" rating
ESPN and Fox Sports Net are giving virtual advertising "two votes of confidence" as the networks will use the technology during Arena Football and tennis broadcasts, according to Terry Lefton of BRAND
The NCAA''s Internet home page was hacked Sunday and replaced with racial slurs. Internet officials were able to divert web surfers to the proper page (AP/DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/10)....Packers Coach M
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. Regional programming indicated with (^). The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT
Fox Sports West 2 and DirecTV have reached a distribution agreement to launch the RSN on DirecTV''s programming line-up beginning March 28 (FSW). In L.A., Larry Stewart notes the "deal gives frustrate