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ESPN's Jessica Mendoza Draws Massive Praise For Debut On "Sunday Night Baseball"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

Jessica Mendoza "showed Sunday night that she belongs in ESPN’s regular rotation of baseball game analysts," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Mendoza, who replaced the suspended Curt Schilling during the net's "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast, "did not sound nervous" or "push h...

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PGA Championship Upgrades App, Mobile Site

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Social Media App GameOn Debuts Today

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MLBAM Leads The Way In Sports Streaming

MLBAM over the last 15 years has "emerged as the most talented and reliable name in streaming video, a skill set suddenly in very high demand," according to Ben Popper of THE VERGE. MLBAM "competes for clients" with the likes of NeuLion, Imagine Communications and Verizon. But streaming industry ana ...

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New Longhorns Radio Deal Pushes Digital

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Iger: Disney Still Has Strong Outlook For ESPN

Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger this morning on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" gave some of his most detailed comments on ESPN’s financial and subscriber performance, the threat to the bundle and emerging distribution platforms, one day after the company’s financial results were announced ...

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College Football Key To ESPN OTT Service?

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"GameDay" Not Making Huge Changes

Rece Davis is replacing Chris Fowler as host of the ESPN's "College GameDay" this year, but ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Lee Fitting said that viewers "shouldn't expect monumental shifts" in the show's dynamic, according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Fitting said, "People continue to bring up C ...

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Bettman Calls MLBAM Deal A Game-Changer

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Mayweather's Final Fight On Showtime PPV

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