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Twitter Hopes Streaming Sports Deals Help User/Ad Sales Numbers After Disappointing Q2

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 16

Wall Street late yesterday deepened its long-running skepticism of Twitter, sending shares down in after-hours trading after the S.F.-based company posted another round of disappointing earnings for Q2. Twitter said it has grown to 313 million monthly active users, up 3% year-over-year and up from 3...

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MASN Dispute Not Going Back To RSDC

The long-running MASN media rights dispute will not be sent back to MLB’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee next month after the Orioles-controlled RSN scored another major legal victory yesterday. New York Supreme Court Judge Lawrence Marks issued a partial stay in favor of MASN that form ...

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MLB To Miss Deadline For "Follow Your Team"

MLB will miss an original timetable of debuting a new “Follow Your Team” upgrade to MLB.TV by the All-Star Game and is now targeting a rollout of the product later this season. A January settlement in the Garber vs. MLB lawsuit regarding the sport’s broadcast territories called for ...

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Golf Channel Using Open To Land Younger Viewers

The first call Golf Channel President Mike McCarley made when NBC Sports Group picked up the rights to the British Open last summer went to Arnold Palmer, who was part of the crew that launched the channel in '95. “We talked about how proud the employees must be -- especially those who believe ...

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Social Studies: T-Mobile Execs Discuss MLB Plans

Last night's T-Mobile ( @TMobile ) Home Run Derby provided the wireless carrier a national stage to promote its brand. T-Mobile Senior Dir of Sponsorships, Entertainment & Event Marketing Meredith Starkey said the goal of the multi-faceted social media campaign was to be "doing things that creat ...

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ESPN's McEnroe Interesting Choice To Call Wimbledon

ESPN analyst John McEnroe "should not have been in the booth" during yesterday's Wimbledon men's final, as he was "calling a match in which he obviously had a rooting interest, and even a potential financial interest in the outcome," according to Tom Jones of the TAMPA BAY TIMES. McEnroe recent ...

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Men's Wimbledon Rating New ESPN Low

ESPN yesterday morning drew a 1.5 overnight rating for Andy Murray’s straight-sets win over Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon men’s final, marking the net's lowest figure since it acquired complete Wimbledon TV rights prior to the '12 event. Yesterday's match also is down 21% from a 1.9 ...

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Mike Emrick Calls MLB Game With Costas

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TBT Tips Off With Games On Facebook

The Basketball Tournament, which got under way this past weekend with regional play in L.A. and Charlotte, streamed games on Facebook Live via Whistle Sports for the first time in the event’s three-year history. The open-application, March Madness-style tournament, which features teams made u ...

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Media Notes

In Virginia, David Teel noted Bleacher Report tonight will release a 50-minute documentary that chronicles free agent QB Michael Vick's "rise from a Newport News housing project to No. 1 NFL draft pick, his harrowing crash to dog fighter and felon, and his rebirth as a quarterback and man." Ble ...

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Sources: Twitter In Talks With NBA, MLS, Turner

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