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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing ReorganizationPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15
MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...
SportsChannel Ohio will say "thank you" to affiliates, viewers, advertisers and teams for passing the three million subscriber mark by airing a commercial free Indians game, Monday, August 19. Each ha
David Hill, the new President & CEO of Fox TV, will continue as President of Fox Sports, "however it would seem likely that at some point a successor will be named," according to Joe Flint of VARIETY.
Comcast is "moving ahead with plans" to acquire TV rights to the 76ers and Flyers for its proposed regional sports channel, according to Jim McConville of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Those rights are curren
News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch is featured in an extensive profile in today''s N.Y. TIMES under the header "Murdoch Bets Heavily on a Global Vision." Murdoch''s goal is to "own every major form of pr
Glenn Resch is expected to be named the Devils'' new color analyst on SportsChannel, replacing Doug Sulliman. SportsChannel is also preparing to announce a multi-year deal to continuing televising the
Prime will carry the College Hockey Game of the Week, featuring the CCHA. The season begins November 1 (Prime). ....CBS reportedly spoke to Englishmen Peter Oosterhuis at the British Open about joinin
USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand notes the "latest Fox expansion" is a one-third purchase of The Golf Channel (USA TODAY, 7/26)....Yankee announcer Phil Rizzuto unveiled his own site on the World Wide We
In announcing its first full quarter results since acquiring Capital Cities/ABC, Walt Disney Co. said pro forma net income rose 25% to $406M, "buoyed by record theme-park attendance, increased adverti
The NFL and Fox plan a 16-week "advertiser-linked" promo this fall for the ''96-97 season. Partners include General Mills, Foot Locker and United Artists Theaters. Super Bowl tickets will be given awa
David Hill was named President & COO of Fox Television. He succeeds David Evans, who recently was named Exec VP at News Corp. Hill will oversee all Fox TV units, including Fox TV stations and the Fox