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Comcast Drops Plans To Acquire Time Warner Cable After Pressure From RegulatorsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15
Comcast on Friday morning announced that it has terminated its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, with Comcast Chair & CEO Brian Roberts appearing on CNBC to discuss the failed deal. Roberts said, “We wanted to bring the products that we've got that we're very proud of to new market...
The Flyers were unable to reach a one-year deal with Prism/SportsChannel and are now offering their package of 46 regular-season games directly to area cable operators, according to Bill Fleischman of
Former Twin Kirby Puckett will do commentary on up to three playoff games for ESPN, and reportedly has been offered a deal to work as a color commentator next season. (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/30).
ESPN Enterprises will begin to publish a line of sports books next year in conjunction with Disney''s Hyperion line, according to CABLE WORLD. ESPN Enterprises VP Richard Glover declined to say whethe
SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said the company has raised $16M in private financing to expand operations through next year, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. After a co
In Miami, Barry Jackson writes CBS is willing to pay for a Thursday night NFL TV package, but two factors could keep a regular Thursday game from happening. Previous Thursday games did not have "parti
The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:00 Fox St. Louis at Arizona 1:00 Fox
MLB Playoffs start Tuesday and all playoff games will be shown in their entirety on national or cable TV, according to Bill Fleischman of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. On Tuesday, ESPN will lead off it
The National Sporting Goods Association has a site on the World Wide Web previewing its Expo ''97. It can be accessed at http:www.NSGAChicagoShow.com. Under construction are sites with NSGA''s Buying
The Royals have awarded their TV rights for both over-the- air and cable to Prime Sports. The three-year deal, starting next season, has an option for a second three years. In the deal, 80 Royals game
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Dow Jones and ITT "plan to announce next week a January launch date for their long-awaited business and sports TV network," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The new WBIS+ is expected t