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Early Bird Special: NBC Denied In Request To Change Parade Of Nations OrderPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 16
NBC "lobbied unsuccessfully" to change the running order of the Rio Games' Opening Ceremony in an effort to put the U.S. team "near the back," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG NEWS. In the traditional Parade of Nations, teams "enter the arena in alphabetical order." A ROCOG spokesperson sa...
In N.Y., Phil Mushnick notes that Tiger Woods and Billy Mayfair rode golf carts to the first hole of sudden death in yesterday''s Nissan Open on CBS. Mushnick: "That neither Jim Nantz nor Ken Venturi
In Saturday''s NEWSDAY, Steve Zipay reported that THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY "has been purchased" by Times Mirror Co., which owns the L.A. Times, Newsday and The Sporting News. Zipay reported that Time
The New Boston Garden Corp. has filed suit and "has threatened to block Fox Sports New England [FSNE] from televising games," because it has failed to pay new fees that went into effect when the Fleet
The re-branding of sports magazines with the impending arrival of ESPN Magazine is examined by Stuart Elliott of the N.Y. TIMES. Noting the redesign of SI, Sport and editorial changes at Inside Sports
It "looks" like Conde Nast Sports For Women "is now headed for a major relaunch at mid-year," according to Keith Kelly of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. After conducting recent focus groups, the title hired Mar
TEAM NOTES: ESPN''s SkyCam will make its debut tonight during the Panthers-Red Wings game (Pittsburgh POST-GAZETTE, 2/26)....MLB Devil Rays games on SportsChannel FL will not be shown in Orlando becau
The following lists ratings from last weekend''s non- Olympic network events. All times are EST. ABC College basketball: CLEM-UVA, LOU-MEM and AZ-OR. The numbers are from the networks (THE DAILY): EVE
NBC "is wasting little time grabbing the Olympic TV torch from CBS," according to Michael Hirsley of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Beginning in March, CNBC will air "The Olympic Show," a half hour devoted to O
The upcoming negotiations for the NFL.com production contract are examined by Jay Sherman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The deal, which is "up for grabs in a few weeks, is said to be worth" $2-$10M for "
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation yesterday that would extend federal cable TV rate regulations beyond their expiration date of March 31, 1999. Markey said that "competition hasn''