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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...
News Corp. is looking to acquire New World Communications for about $2.4B. The purchase of New World''s 10 TV stations, all Fox affiliates, would make News Corp. the biggest station owner in the U.S.,
Beckett Publications, known for its sports collecting magazines and price guides, will enter the vintage cards and collectibles market in August when the first issue of Beckett Vintage Sports hits new
The Mavericks will get more local broadcast TV coverage next season following an agreement with KXTX-Channel 39. KXTX will carry 35 games, 34 of which are away, one "event" home game and four 30-minut
More than 79% of sports fans polled in an ESPN-sponsored survey said "they would be interested in seeing an all-sports- news network from ESPN." ESPN reports that the findings of the sports informatio
San Francisco-based GGP announced its "NFL Pre-Season Special" is cleared to air on over 150 TV stations nationwide between August 16 and September 1 (GGP)....Prime Sports Southwest will air a variety
Interactive TV programmer ACTV, Inc. launches its first regional programming service this fall on Fox Sports West, the re-named Prime Sports West. It will be available to 4.9 million homes in the L.A.
The Jaguars and Sunshine Network announced an exclusive regional cable deal. Included in the package are three Jaguars ''96 pre-season games, a live weekly players show on Monday nights during the sea
Media writes continued comment on the low ratings for Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE''s Ed Fowler notes the game''s ratings ran behind re-runs of "Roseanne" in Houston, but blames
ESPN''s Bob Ley will examine the current state of sports in Russia in an "Outside the Lines" special airing July 18 at 9:30pm (ESPN)...."Baseball, Minnesota," a 22-part, reality-based series on the li
The Jazz signed a multi-year deal with KCNR-Kaysville to be the flagship station of the Jazz Radio Network for all games. The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE''s Jim Fisher notes the deal gives the Jazz "a broader a