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Make Your Opinion Count With The 2014 SBJ/SBD Reader Survey

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey is currently underway, offering an opportunity for your voice and opinion to be heard. The survey features 100 questions across leagues, teams, facilities, sponsorship, media, and more. * What is your biggest gripe with a...

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LARADIO.com's Don Barrett cited sources as saying the Dodgers-iHeartMedia deal renewing KLAC-AM's broadcast rights for Dodgers games is for 10 years. The Dodgers "will own up to 49%" of KLAC. Perhaps there "will even be a call letter change" to KLAD (“K-L-A-Dodgers”) "as soon as iHeart ...

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10/01/14
TBS Sees Uptick In Wild Card Rating

TBS drew a 3.8 overnight rating for last night’s 12-inning Royals-A’s AL Wild Card matchup, up from both of the net’s WC telecasts last season. TBS drew a 3.4 overnight for the Pirates-Reds NL WC on the comparable night last year. The net’s Rays-Indians AL WC game, which air ...

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10/01/14
FCC Could Ban Stations From Using "Redskins"

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10/01/14
CBSSN Airs Debut Of "We Need To Talk"

CBS Sports Network last night debuted "We Need To Talk," the net's new weekly all-female sports talk show. Co-host Lesley Visser introduced the show on-set alongside 10 other analysts. Visser said, "Welcome to 'We Need To Talk,' the first sports show on a national network comprised of all women -- i ...

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10/01/14
Dish Dropping ESPN Classic For VOD Service

Dish Network launches ESPN Classic On-Demand today and will drop the linear channel. The service will have 600 hours of programming and will be anchored by college football (200+ games) and college basketball (50+ games). Dish Network customers that subscribe to a tier that carries ESPN have access ...

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10/01/14
Epix Going Heavy On Digital With NHL

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10/01/14
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09/30/14
FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule

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09/30/14
"MNF" Sees Slight Overnight Ratings Dip

ESPN drew a 9.6 overnight rating for the Chiefs’ 41-14 defeat of the Patriots on “MNF” last night, down slightly from a 9.7 overnight for Dolphins-Saints in Week 4 last year, and down from an 11.6 overnight for Bears-Cowboys in ’12. The game delivered ESPN a win primetime am ...

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09/30/14
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