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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT NetworkPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...
Rupert Murdoch''s News Corp. announced yesterday it would spend $1B for a 50% stake in Echostar Communication Corp. "in a merger that promises to shake up the fast- growing market" for DBS TV, accordi
Both ABC and CBS Sports announced new boxing packages, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. CBS'' boxing will start March 30 with a Buster Douglas-Brian Scott fight. CBS'' telecasts will b
Fox Sports Southwest (FSSW) signed a five-year, "multi- million-dollar" deal as the official cable and satellite television home of the Cowboys, according to Richard Alm of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. FS
CNN Chair & CEO Tom Johnson told employees Friday that the unit will cut costs 4% as part of a corporate-wide effort to boost its profit and stock. Johnson "promised not to gut the news operations," b
Sports Illustrated "moved quickly on Friday to quell rumors the company was asking" World Wide Web users to "click randomly on its pages in order to bump up impression and click-through counts," accor
The MLS New England Revolution have launched the New England Revolution Latino Radio Network. Five radio stations will broadcast the team''s games in Spanish throughout New England, with Boston''s WRC
Fox has begun shooting 40 new promotional vignettes for "Fox Saturday Baseball," as well as 20 MLB "Safe at Home" anti-violence vignettes. Of the 41 players representing 20 teams, 31 are filming vigne
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Aretha Franklin will sing an on-air promo for ESPN supporting the network''s ''97 NCAA Women''s Basketball Championship coverage (ESPN)....Bryan Burwell will leave his columnist position at USA Today
NCAA Online will feature complete coverage of the Division I Men''s and Women''s basketball tournaments on the World Wide Web. Host Communications (HCI) of Lexington, KY, and KOZ Sports of Raleigh, NC
Despite erosion in prime time audience, ABC, CBS and NBC closed out ''96 with "solid revenue gains, due in large part to double-digit growth generated by sports and the Summer Olympics." ABC, CBS, and