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WrestleMania PPV Buys Remain Strong Despite Presence Of WWE Network

04 / 16 / 14

WWE yesterday announced that WrestleMania XXX on April 6 reached a record 1 million HHs in the U.S. alone on the WWE Network and PPV combined. This is the first time WrestleMania has eclipsed that mark domestically. WWE Network currently has more than 667,000 subscribers in the U.S., ...

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More ATP Broadcasts From Miami Than WTA

While the fields and prize money "have remained equal for men and women" at this year's ATP/WTA Sony Open, the disparity in television coverage "has been stark," according to Ben Rothenberg of the N.Y. TIMES. By the end of the tournament, 71 men’s matches will have "been produced for tele ...

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CBS' Allie LaForce Talks NCAA Tourney

It has been a whirlwind few years for CBS' Allie LaForce. Since graduating from Ohio Univ. in '11, the 25-year-old has become the full-time co-host of "Lead Off" on CBS Sports Network with Doug Gottlieb, worked for CBS as a sideline reporter for NFL games last season, and this weekend will work alon ...

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NCAA Tourney Media Notes

On Long Island, Neil Best notes this is CBS Sports director Suzanne Smith's "10th year working college basketball" with the net's announce team of Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. Smith said of the duo, "Everybody knows they do such a good job on the air. What people don’t see is what they do ...

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Final Ratings: Turner Sports' Early Tourney Games

TBS’ Dayton-Syracuse men’s basketball tourney game last Saturday night averaged 4.02 million viewers, which was the best among all cable TV games over the first three rounds. The 4.02 million viewers also marks Turner Sports’ fifth-best men’s tourney audience for a first- ...

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EPL Delivering Ratings For NBC Sports Group

NBC Sports Group "has attracted a surprising number of early-bird sports fans" to watch the EPL since it started airing live league games this season, according to Debbie Emery of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. NBC Sports Group President of Programming Jon Miller said, "The ratings continue to deliver and ...

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Marc Watson Out At BT TV

BT TV CEO Marc Watson "has been squeezed out as part of a major revamp of the telecoms company’s media divisions," according to Nic Fildes of the LONDON TIMES. Watson will leave "as his division is merged with BT Sport into one unit." BT is "now looking for a new managing director for the expa ...

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CSN Philadelphia Seeking Phillies Surcharge

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is “seeking a subscriber surcharge on behalf” of the 25-year, $2.5B TV rights deal it negotiated with the Phillies in January, according to Bob Fernandez of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Sources said that the RSN is “asking pay-TV operators, including ...

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People & Personalities

In Birmingham, Michael Casagrande noted former NFLer Greg McElroy is "signing a long-term deal" with the SEC Network. McElroy, an Alabama alumni, said, "I'll be going to cover the game and be unbiased and tell what I really think. I think the world of every one of those schools. ... I'll have an unb ...

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Golf Channel To Air Friday Ryder Cup

NBC's '06 trade of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to ESPN officially has run its course, as NBC Sports Group picked up the rights to Friday coverage of the Ryder Cup. As part of the Oswald trade, ESPN carried the Ryder Cup's Friday matches from '06-12. But this September, NBC-owned Golf Channel will step i ...

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ESPN Readies 25th Season Broadcasting MLB

ESPN is about to embark on its 25th season of carrying MLB games with a new rights deal that will see several changes in the way the channel covers the games. The new eight-year, $5.6B deal gives ESPN more flexibility in picking games, allowing it to focus even more on teams that deliver the be ...

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