Rogers Praised For Hiring Of Stroumboulopoulos CBS/Turner Bump Up Title Game Tip Time Crew Negotiated Regional TV Blackouts ESPN "Bad Boys" Doc Set For April 17 Tech Review: WWE Network Media Notes Silver Details FiveThirtyEight Relaunch With ESPN MLS Crew Responds To TV Deal Backlash Stroumboulopoulos Expected To Host "HNIC" People & Personalities
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Rogers Getting High Marks For Hiring Of Stroumboulopoulos For Hockey Broadcasts03 / 11 / 14
Rogers Communications yesterday hired the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos to host "Hockey Night In Canada," and in doing so is "seeking a personality it hopes will help it reach out beyond the hard-core hockey fan currently watching its Sportsnet network," according to Simon Houpt of the GLOBE &...
Sprint, and its cable TV partners TCI, Comcast and Cox Communications, announced that they would invest $4.4B in the "biggest challenge yet to the Baby Bells and the GTE Corp" (N.Y. TIMES, 3/30)....U.
The Rangers have come into an agreement with NBC affiliate KXAS-Channel 5 and KXAS'' sister station, KXTX- Channel 39, to broadcast the team''s potential replacement games. One of the two stations wil
Atlanta-based Bull Run Corp. announced that it has made an investment in Host Communications, one of the nation''s largest collegiate sports marketing companies. W. James Host, Chair and CEO of Host C
Dr Pepper has signed a 3-year deal with ABC to be the presenting sponsor of the network''s coverage of the SEC football championship games through ''98. The company also holds a 2-year option that cou
Turner Sports has already sold about 80% of the ad time for its NFL telecasts next season. According to Mark Mariani, Exec VP/Turner Sports Sales, they are getting "double-digit percentage rate increa
Beginning today, Sports Illustrated will provide Internet users with highlights, facts and figures from the ''95 Final Four in Seattle. The on-line feature will run through April 5, and will be availa
CBS plans to provide information on The Masters via the network''s World World Web site and its site on Prodigy, as it has with the NCAA tournament. Information to be made available for on-line fans w
Michael Jordan will join Pat O''Brien Saturday when CBS carries "Doritos Presents Inside the Game with Michael Jordan." It will air between the NCAA Final Four games about 7:30 p.m. EST (USA TODAY, 3/
HBO presents the premiere of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on Sunday, April 2 at 10:00pm EST, with additional playdates on April 4,6 and 7. The show''s Exec Producer is Ross Greenburg. Segments on
TCI has ended negotiations to buy out Time Warner''s 18% stake in TBS. Industry insiders said TCI "balked" at Time Warner''s price, about $1.6B or $18/share. TBS execs declined to comment. But in Atla