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NESN Providing News Inserts During Red Sox Games, Following CNN's Model

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

An existing content partnership with NESN "has been taken to new heights, with stations in Providence and Burlington providing two-minute local news and weather updates that run in the middle of the sixth inning" during most Red Sox games, according to Michael Malone of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Sta...

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Flyers Extend Radio Deal With WPEN, WMMR

The Flyers have "signed a new multi-year radio deal to broadcast their games on both" WPEN-FM and WMMR-FM, according to Rob Tornoe of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The deal, which will "continue to include live game broadcasts sandwiched by pre- and post-game shows, will keep the Flyers with the Greate ...

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Marlins' Ratings Rising On FS Florida

Even as the Marlins "struggle to rise in the standings, their television audience is growing," according to Craig Davis of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. Viewership of Marlins games on FS Florida was up 17% as of yesterday "compared to the same number of games last season." Telecasts "are averaging ...

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ESPN Mag Showcases Range Of Body Types

ESPN The Magazine "unveiled six covers this week" for the '15 Body Issue, and the juxtaposition of Nationals RF Bryce Harper and track & field athlete Amanda Bingson "is the sort of contrast the continues to make the edition interesting," according to Ed Graney of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. W ...

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People & Personalities

The Pro Football HOF yesterday named ESPN's Tom Jackson the '15 recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The annual honor recognizes longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in pro football. Jackson will be feted during the Aug. 8 enshrinement ceremony. He joined ESPN ...

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World Cup Final Sets Soccer Record In U.S.

Fox and Telemundo on Sunday night finished with a combined 26.7 million viewers for the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final, marking the most-viewed soccer match ever on U.S. TV. The match passes the '14 men’s World Cup final, which saw ABC and Univision draw 26.5 million viewers for ...

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Time Inc. Buys Companies That Will Form SI Play

SI parent company Time Inc. is making a large entry into the youth sports and registration space with the acquisition of three companies that will form the base of a new operating unit called SI Play, according to industry sources. Time Inc. is purchasing SportsSignup, a New York-based company that ...

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Seattle Market A Boon For Gametime App

S.F.-based last-minute ticket app developer Gametime first offered Mariners tickets in March and "about 400 per game are now sold," according to Geoff Baker of the SEATTLE TIMES. Sounders FC and Seahawks games "are also now offered” by Gametime, which began in the Seattle market just four ...

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World Cup's Overnight Rating Tops '99 Final

Fox’ coverage of the U.S.-Japan FIFA Women’s World Cup final yesterday, in which the U.S. scored four goals in the first 16 minutes en route to a 5-2 win, drew a 15.2 overnight rating, marking the best figure on record for a soccer match in the U.S. on a single net. That figure passes th ...

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NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage

NBC drew a 2.6 overnight rating for its rain-marred return to NASCAR coverage, as the Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 from Daytona Int'l Speedway aired from 11:15pm-2:30am ET yesterday following a three-hour delay. NBC drew a 2.1 overnight for the rain delay coverage from 8:00-11:15pm. Meanwhile, NB ...

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Turner Sports Reinstates Greg Anthony

Analyst Greg Anthony worked a Summer League on NBA TV on Saturday, and while Turner Sports “would not elaborate on whether this meant Anthony is back in the fold for the longterm," it is "clearly an entrée to getting reps again as an NBA studio or game analyst,” accordin ...

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