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RSNs Push MLB For Local Streaming Rights As Concerns Grow About Mobile Viewers03 / 07 / 14
RSNs across the U.S. are "pressing Major League Baseball to get the rights to stream local games to portable devices," according to Josh Kosman of the N.Y. POST. Baseball fans "can't watch live games on their tablets or smartphones outside their home, and the RSNs fear they could be losing viewers w...
Turner Broadcasting announced that Lawrence Taylor who is scheduled to wrestle in Wrestlemania XI for the WWF, will not return next season. The WWF is a rival of Turner''s WCW wrestling series, but a
Last weekend''s live coverage of the Goodwrench 500 on TNN drew the highest average household audience any TNN program has ever attracted in the network''s history (TNN). ....Phil Mushnick comments on
The Maple Leafs and Molstar Commun. are close to a deal for local TV rights rumored to be worth C$15M. "There is virtually no chance of a company other than Molson grabbing the rights" (William Housto
CompuServe announced the availability of Sports Illustrated and The Sports Network Online. According to CompuServe, the new "team," with contributions from AP, "brings the most extensive array of spor
Network revenue for ABC, CBS and NBC fell 3.6% in the 4thQ to $2.15B from $2.23B as the baseball strike, the loss of football and lower revenue from children''s programs "deflated results," according
Microsoft''s foes launched a potent new attack that has opened yet another inquiry into Microsoft''s business tactics." America Online, Compuserve and Prodigy, "the Big Three home- oriented online ser
ESPN''s Chris Berman led last night''s "SportsCenter" with a report that ESPN "GameDay" analyst PHIL SIMMS will be sign play QB for the Browns (ESPN, 3/1)....Viacom Chair Sumner Redstone and CEO Frank
SportsFan Radio Network has signed a deal with the NHL to syndicate the national talk show, "In the Crease." The show will feature live reports from NHL games, team profiles and interviews with player
This morning''s N.Y. POST reports that publishing giant Harcourt General Inc. has joined the "growing throng" of possible bidders for CBS. But Wall Street is skeptical. Media analyst Dennis McAlpine:
The NBA has signed a five-year agreement with Nielsen Media Research through which the league will have access to a broad range of national and local TV audience information. For the first time, the N