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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 16 / 14

Broncos VP/PR Patrick Smyth posted this photo of coach John Fox congratulating Sports Authority Field at Mile High electrician  Mike Gray on his 13 years with the team.

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SI today is debuting another new digital video franchise, SI Wire. The effort will comprise short-form breaking news video, with video segments typically lasting 30-45 seconds. While somewhat analogous to the 120 Sports OTT venture, of which SI is a partner, SI Wire will not have official league hig ...

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U.S. Open Women's Final Overnight Down

CBS drew a 4.0 overnight rating for Serena Williams’ third straight win at the U.S. Open, a figure that is a mixed bag compared to the women’s final from the past few years. Williams’ win over Carolina Wozniacki yesterday was down 18% from a 4.9 overnight for her win over Victoria ...

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Oregon-Michigan State Sets Record For Fox

Fox drew a 4.0 overnight rating for Oregon’s 46-27 win over Michigan State on Saturday night, marking a record figure any regular-season college football game on the net. The 4.0 rating is up 111% from the net’s Week 2 primetime game last season, which saw West Virginia-Oklahoma draw a ...

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Champions League Gets Red Zone Treatment

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NFL Technology Notes

THE MMQB's Peter King conducts a Q&A with Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, who also serves as NFL Digital Media Committee co-Chair. Kraft, on the advantages of the new NFL Now over-the-top service, said, "People are going to want to consume the content they want. They want to consume when they ...

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Final Ratings: Opening Weekend Of College Football

Coverage of the Alabama-West Virginia game last weekend led all telecasts from the opening weekend of the '14 college football season. ABC drew 6.4 million viewers for the game as part of its regionalized 3:30pm ET window, up big from 3.67 million viewers for the same window last year, which featur ...

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Media Notes

In DC, Scott Allen noted WNEW-FM "will replace" WJFK-FM as the Wizards' flagship radio station and will broadcast all regular and postseason games. Play-by-play man Dave Johnson and analyst Glenn Consor "will return for their 17th and seventh seasons, respectively." The move will "reduce conflicts w ...

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Rogers Offering Online Streaming Of NHL Games

Rogers Communications "plans to offer 1,000 games" from the '14-15 NHL regular season, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs, "on an online streaming platform," according to Christine Dobby of the GLOBE & MAIL. The company yesterday said that it would "offer free live streaming of games on its NHL ...

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IndyCar Sees 12% Viewership Bump In '14

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ shortened schedule in '14 likely helped the open-wheel racing outfit see a 12% bump in viewership compared to last season. IndyCar finished the '14 season averaging 1.07 million viewers for 17 race telecasts across ABC and NBCSN, up from 953,000 average viewers for ...

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