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Disney's Iger Says ESPN Could Sell Direct To Consumer, But Not In Next Five YearsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15
Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger yesterday said that he sees ESPN as a media property that "could be eventually sold directly to consumers like Time Warner's HBO, but not in the next five years," according to Matthew Belvedere of CNBC.com. Iger: "If we end up seeing more erosion in the so-called mult...
Viacom and MCA could not come to terms on a private settlement over the ownership of the USA Network. A court case was recessed until Monday, so the two sides could meet, but "talks have since been te
Game Six of the World Series Saturday drew a 22.2/37 preliminary overnight rating. Final numbers will be made available today. Fox CEO Chase Carey: "Baseball will be profitable for us this year" (USA
TCI stock traded at its lowest point in nearly five years yesterday due to "jitters about the future" of the cable TV business, according to Paul Farhi of the WASHINGTON POST. Investors are wary about
NBC West Coast Division President Don Ohlmeyer said the network should "get out" of its five-year, $400M contract with MLB because the game''s ratings continue to underperform, according to Richard Sa
Fox reports its coverage of Game Five of the World Series Thursday night drew a preliminary overnight rating of 21.2/32 in 34 overnight markets. That is the highest rated Game Five since ''91 and give
The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK San Francisco at Houston 12:00 Fox Jacksonville at Cincinnati
Male members of ESPN''s "SportsCenter," including Dan Patrick, Keith Olbermann and Steve Levy, are photographed modeling new styles in the latest issue of ESQUIRE (ESQUIRE, 11/95)....In Baltimore, Mil
The Duke-Maryland football game on Raleigh''s WRAL-TV on Saturday will be carried over the Internet with full audio and video as well as broadcast, according to David Boraks of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.
Although the Redskins are off the a 6-1 start, their local TV ratings are down 24% from a similar point last year when the team lost five of its first seven games, according to Leonard Shapiro of the
ESPNEWS, set to launch November 1, has yet to make any cable or satellite deals for carriage of its fledgling network, according to MEDIA DAILY. An ESPN spokesperson said ESPNEWS is "still in open dis