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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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08/11/14
Documents: Nationals Seek To Triple Rights Fees

The Nationals sought local TV rights fees from MASN of at least an average of $118M, nearly triple their current yearly take, according to recently unsealed documents in the team's ongoing legal battle with the Orioles-controlled RSN. The figure is in line with previously reported estimates, but pr ...

Tags: Media, MASN, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, MLB

08/11/14
CBSSN To Debut All-Female Sports Talk Show

CBS Sports Network in September will debut an "all-female sports talk show" that will feature "not only feature an all-female cast, but will also be produced and directed by women," according to Jason McIntyre of THE BIG LEAD. CBS Sports President David Berson said, "We have been discussing and deve ...

Tags: Media, CBS

08/08/14
CSN Houston To Be Renamed Root Sports

CSN Houston will be rebranded as Root Sports Houston "under a plan that will convert the financially troubled Astros-Rockets-Comcast partnership into a new company co-owned by AT&T and DirecTV Sports Networks,” according to a front-page piece by David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Direc ...

Tags: Media, ATT, DirecTV, Comcast SportsNet

08/08/14
Orioles Get Restraining Order In MASN Dispute

MASN on Thursday successfully petitioned to the New York State Supreme Court to obtain a temporary restraining order against MLB, the Nationals and Commissioner Bud Selig to prevent a recent arbitration award for the Nationals in their ongoing TV dispute from taking effect. A hearing on MASN's bid ...

Tags: Media, MLB, MASN, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles

08/08/14
Pac-12 Net Remains On DirecTV Sidelines

DirecTV's new deal to carry ESPN's SEC Network "isn't sitting well" with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, as the Pac-12 Networks are "still not carried by the satellite broadcaster," according to Joe Flint of the L.A. TIMES. Scott said, "It appears this is an example of DirecTV being willing on ...

Tags: Media, DirecTV, Pac 12 Networks, Pac 12

08/08/14
ESPN Suspends Dan Le Batard From TV, Radio

ESPN has suspended Dan Le Batard from both his television and radio shows until Monday because it is "upset that his radio show purchased several billboards that will be displayed for a month in the Cleveland/Akron area coinciding with" LeBron James’ return, according to Barry Jackson of the M ...

Tags: Media, ESPN, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

08/08/14
Golf Channel To Broadcast Live From Sedgefield

Golf Channel will bring a $1M on-course studio to next week's PGA Tour Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, and it will "serve as the main studio during the tournament, instead of switching back and forth from the course to the Golf Channel studios in Orlando," ac ...

Tags: Media, Golf Channel

08/08/14
Media Notes

In L.A. Meg James notes CBS reported 7% lower Q2 profit than last year, as net income of $439M was down from $472M in Q2 '13. Contributing to CBS' lower revenue was a "shift of the semifinals of the NCAA men's basketball tournament to the Turner networks," which is owned by Time Warner. CBS will "br ...

Tags: Media

08/08/14
Final Ratings: MLS All-Star Game, Freeway Series

ESPN2 drew 862,000 viewers for the MLS All-Stars’ win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, marking the game’s best audience since ’04, when it drew 1.07 million viewers on ABC. The telecast on Wednesday outdrew both MLS ASGs featuring Manchester United in ’11 (781,000 view ...

Tags: Media

08/07/14
AT&T, DirecTV Reach Deal For CSN Houston

AT&T and DirecTV will become the "sole owners of the network now known as Comcast SportsNet Houston under a plan of reorganization" filed late last night with a federal bankruptcy court, according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The plan was filed "about 12 hours before" today's 10:0 ...

Tags: Media, Comcast SportsNet, DirecTV, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets

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