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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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Fox, NBC Co-Produce New NASCAR Promo

Rival networks Fox and NBC have co-produced a 30-second spot marketing their upcoming NASCAR coverage. The spot, which will run on Fox Sports and NBC networks, shows race highlights and ends with a voice over that says, "NASCAR. A new era. A renewed spirit." One of the highlights include footage of ...

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Janay Rice Has 15 Outlets Bidding For Interviews

Janay Rice's group of advisers took requests "from more than 15 media outlets eager for an exclusive interview" about the domestic violence incident between her and NFL RB Ray Rice before  choosing ESPN and NBC , according to a front-page piece by Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES.&n ...

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Eric Shanks Says FS1 Ahead Of Schedule

Fox Sports President & COO Eric Shanks since October '13 has seen FS1 become the "fastest-growing network in cable," according to a cover-story Q&A with Jon Lafayette of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Shanks was named B&C's Network Exec of the Year for '14. Below are excerpts from the Q&A ...

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NBA Starts Feeds On New Social Media Outlets

The NBA has created official league destinations on startup social media destinations Yo and Milq. Yo, a mobile messaging application, allows users to send push notifications to friends with embedded links and content. Milq, a user-generated curation service, seeks to organize videos, music, and oth ...

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App Review: RosterBot For iPhone

Former NHLer Bret Hedican and Vancouver entrepreneur Ian Bell gave birth to RosterBot in '08, creating a simple way for recreational hockey teams to organize their schedules and ensure they had enough players each night. The team launched the RosterBot mobile application late last year, and they now ...

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Media Notes

ESPN drew an 8.2 overnight rating for the Dolphins' 16-13 win over the Jets on "MNF" last night from 8:15-11:30pm ET, down 23% from a 10.6 overnight for the Seahawks' 34-7 win over the Saints in Week 13 last year. The rating also is down 29% from an 11.6 for Giants-Redskins in '12. The telecast ...

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NBC, ESPN Land Exclusives With Janay Rice

Various media outlets "were vying to be the first to interview" Janay Rice, wife of now-reinstated NFL RB Ray Rice, and interest "was so great that some media outlets were willing to consider unusual arrangements in order to lock down what's known in the industry as 'the get,'" according to Brian St ...

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NFL Week 13 Overnight Ratings

CBS led NFL Week 13 Sunday ratings with a 19.2 overnight for its national window, which featured Patriots-Packers in 98% of markets. That figure is tied with Fox’ Cowboys-Seahawks figure from Oct. 12 as the best for any NFL window this season to date. It also is CBS’ best NFL regular ...

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Iron Bowl Draws Big ESPN Rating

ESPN drew a 7.2 overnight rating for the Auburn-Alabama game on Saturday night, a figure tied with the Ohio State-USC game in ’09 as the net’s best on record for a regular-season college football game. The Iron Bowl, which aired on ESPN for the first time since '07, drew a 51.8 local rat ...

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MWC's Football TV Deal Proving Inequitable

The Mountain West Conference's TV contract for football "has failed miserably for many schools, particularly UNLV," according to Ed Graney of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. In the first two years of the league’s deal with CBS and ESPN, Boise State "will have made a conference-high" $3.7M from t ...

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