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Video-Sharing Apps Such As Periscope, Meerkat Pose Problems For Leagues, NetworksPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 05 / 15
Twitter "probably" has the "makings of a long-term problem with its media partners" in the wake of many people on Saturday night streaming the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight on its Periscope video-sharing app, according to Peter Kafka of RE/CODE. In retrospect, Twitt...
Veras Communications and Miami Weiss Productions have received a commitment from PBS, pending underwriting support, for broadcast of their weekly, 30-minute sports medicine TV series, tentatively titl
News Corp. could announce as early as today a deal to invest $50M in The Golf Channel -- an offer seen as a "canny tactic" to persuade two of the channel''s owners, Comcast Corp. and Continental Cable
Former NHL player Charlie Simmer has joined the Phoenix Coyotes broadcast team as color analyst. Simmer joins play-by- play man Doug McLeod (Coyotes)....SportsTicker has joined with Allsport Photograp
The Bullets, Capitals and Orioles are "on the verge of accepting" deals for cable TV rights from Fox/Liberty Media meaning an end to all three teams'' 12-year relationship with HTS, DC and Baltimore''
NBC will launch is own sports-specific Web site and CD-ROM division later this year, according to the N.Y. POST. The project has the "code name" NBC SportsScene. Meanwhile, ESPNET''s SportsZone and it
There''s something on the Internet. Though the Olympic gymnastics coverage ended with an exhibition last night, Web browsers can relive the magical moments over and over with sites devoted to Kerri St
ESPN announced yesterday that ESPN India is now in more than 3.5 million households and is "rapidly growing" since becoming encrypted in May. In another announcement, Japan Sports Channel has been ren
Mark Rosenthal has been named to the new position of President & COO of MTV Networks. Rosenthal, who has been MTV''s Exec VP of Affiliate Sales & Marketing, was in talks with fX "until late Monday" to
Fox Sports is producing two one-hour NFL preseason specials for later this month. NFL All-Access is hosted by Pam Oliver and will air Saturday, August 24 at 4:00pm. The second, a ''96-97 NFL preview s
CBS officials said NASCAR fans called with their displeasure at the network''s decision on Sunday to not show the DieHard 500 from Talladega, AL, after a nearly three hour rain delay. When CBS learned