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NBC Has Created "Sky-High Expectations" For Its NASCAR Coverage, Beginning SundayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15
NBC has "built sky-high expectations for its portion of the Sprint Cup Series schedule that begins Sunday night" at Daytona Int'l Speedway, but "living up to the hype won't be an easy task, because NASCAR fans are notoriously picky when it comes to broadcasts," according to Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY. ...
TCI and SportsChannel FL are "at an impasse" in talks to air Panthers games, so more than 200,000 Dade and Broward TCI subscribers won''t be able to watch the team on TV, according to Barry Jackson of
Preliminary overnight ratings for the weekend: NFL on NBC received a 12.5 while Fox''s doubleheader earned a 12.1. NBC''s Ohio State-Notre Dame got a 7.3. Fox MLB coverage had a 4.3 (USA TODAY, 10/1).
The Flyers were unable to reach a one-year deal with Prism/SportsChannel and are now offering their package of 46 regular-season games directly to area cable operators, according to Bill Fleischman of
Former Twin Kirby Puckett will do commentary on up to three playoff games for ESPN, and reportedly has been offered a deal to work as a color commentator next season. (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/30).
ESPN Enterprises will begin to publish a line of sports books next year in conjunction with Disney''s Hyperion line, according to CABLE WORLD. ESPN Enterprises VP Richard Glover declined to say whethe
SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said the company has raised $16M in private financing to expand operations through next year, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. After a co
In Miami, Barry Jackson writes CBS is willing to pay for a Thursday night NFL TV package, but two factors could keep a regular Thursday game from happening. Previous Thursday games did not have "parti
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 Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:00 Fox St. Louis at Arizona 1:00 Fox
MLB Playoffs start Tuesday and all playoff games will be shown in their entirety on national or cable TV, according to Bill Fleischman of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. On Tuesday, ESPN will lead off it
The National Sporting Goods Association has a site on the World Wide Web previewing its Expo ''97. It can be accessed at http:www.NSGAChicagoShow.com. Under construction are sites with NSGA''s Buying