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Bud Selig Hails MLB's Technological Changes During His Tenure

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

Bud Selig spoke of the technological changes MLB has gone through during his 22 years as Commissioner as he was honored last night with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and MLB Exec VP/Baseball Operati...

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TNT, ESPN Lock Up New NBA Deals

The NBA, ESPN and Turner today formally announced nine-year media-rights extensions worth a massive $24B through the '24-25 season. The new deals begin with the '16-17 season. The average annual $2.6B in combined payments is 2.8 times higher than the current deal, which averages around $930M per ye ...

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Rating Down For CBS' National NFL Window

While the overnight rating for the NFL's national window on CBS was down yesterday, other Week 5 time slots saw gains. CBS earned a 13.2 overnight for yesterday's national window, which featured a combination of Chiefs-49ers and Jets-Chargers, down 29% from an 18.6 rating last year for a high-scorin ...

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Ratings Up For Division Series On TBS

TBS earned a 2.8 overnight rating for the Royals’ ALDS-clinching win last night over the Angels, up 12% from the comparable Dodgers-Braves NLDS Game 3 last year, which did not include a series-clinching scenario. Meanwhile, TBS garnered a 2.2 overnight from 3:45-7:30pm ET for the Orioles&rsquo ...

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Court Set To Rule On CSN Houston

Related stories : AT&T, DirecTV Reach Deal To Own Reorganized CSN Houston C SN Houston To Rebrand As Root Sports Under AT&T, DirecTV If Sale Approved, CSN Houston Will See 75 Employees Laid Off Astros, Rockets Reach Deal With Comcast For RSN U.S. Ban ...

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TNT To Rotate NBA Game Analysts

Turner Sports is set to announce that analysts Greg Anthony, Grant Hill and Chris Webber will "form a three-person rotation" to replace Warriors head coach Steve Kerr as "TNT's top NBA analyst" alongside play-by-play announcer Marv Albert, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Turner Sports Senior ...

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People & Personalities

In N.Y., Andy Clayton noted on ESPN's "College GameDay" from the campus of Ole Miss, singer Katy Perry, "wearing a hot pink and black fuzzy jersey, didn't hold back as she made a R-rated joke about South Carolina's mascot, encouraged Oklahoma's QB to call her, used a giant pencil and corndogs as pro ...

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Vikes-Packers Draws 10.4 Overnight

CBS and NFL Network drew a combined 10.4 overnight rating for the Packers' 42-10 win over the Vikings on Thursday night against competition from two ALDS telecasts on TBS and the Arizona-Oregon college football game on ESPN. The 10.3 is below last week's 11.2 rating for Giants-Redskins, but well a ...

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Final Ratings: Ryder Cup Boosts Golf Channel

Golf Channel aired live coverage of the first day of the Ryder Cup for the first time on Friday, averaging 828,000 viewers for coverage from 6:00am-1:27pm ET. ESPN had the Friday coverage in 2010, the last time the event was in Europe. That telecast was marred by inclement weather. The 828,000 view ...

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TBS Sees Gains For Opening LDS Games

TBS got off to a strong start with last night's opening ALDS games, despite competition from CBS/NFL Network's Vikings-Packers game and ESPN's Arizona-Oregon college football matchup. TBS averaged a 2.9 overnight rating for the doubleheader, up 21% from a 2.4 last year on the same night. The Oriol ...

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NFL TV Audience Mixed Through Week 4

The first four weeks of the ’14 regular season have delivered mixed results for NFL TV partners compared to the same period last season. But despite some declines, NFL games continue to lead ratings and viewership among all programming on TV. NFL games rank as the 12 most-viewed shows on TV s ...

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