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Selig Reflects On Tech Changes To MLB During His Tenure During B&C HOF Dinner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG last night spoke of the technological changes his league has gone through during the 22 years he has held his position as he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED ...

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Sportsnet Reveals New Hockey Central Studio

Rogers Sportsnet yesterday introduced its new 11,000-square-foot Hockey Central Studio, the "largest, most innovative sports studio" in Canada, "providing fans with a sports entertainment playground," according to SPORTSNET.ca. The studio is "big and it's spectacular," containing nine separate sets, ...

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New TV Show Shines Light On Giants Scouts

"Finding Giants," a four-part series premiering tonight on NFL Network, "follows Giants scouts through the yearlong cycle leading up to the 2014 draft as they scour North America in search of talent -- a lonely, often tedious job that inevitably puts strains on families," according to Neil Best of N ...

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App Review: Dan Patrick Show For iPhone

The Dan Patrick Show for iPhone brings a live audio stream of the popular daily radio show to mobile. It also offers a library of archived podcasts and some other useful features, but there is nothing ground-breaking here. Developed by AirKast, the app is an ad-supported free download available on ...

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NFL Week 4 Sunday Ratings Down

The NFL on the whole saw a decline in overnight ratings for Sunday coverage in Week 4. Fox’ national window, which featured Eagles-49ers in 88% of markets, led the way with a 16.7 overnight, down 10% from an 18.5 for coverage featuring Eagles-Broncos in Week 4 last season. Fox also saw a slig ...

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Ryder Cup Overnights Down From '10

NBC earned a 1.8 overnight rating for live Sunday coverage of the Ryder Cup from 7:00am-1:00pm ET, a figure that is down from recent Ryder Cup telecasts from Europe. The U.S. team was down big headed into Sunday and the Europeans clinched the win by 11:30am ET. Comparable Sunday coverage in ’ ...

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Johnson Optimistic About Dodgers' TV Carriage

Dodgers co-Owner Magic Johnson "is predictably optimistic about the future of the team’s TV deal" after spending the entire regular season with "local television coverage unavailable" to around 70% of the market, according to Bill Plunkett of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Johnson prior to y ...

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Could Suspension Push Simmons Away?

Bill Simmons' contract with ESPN expires next year, and author Jim Miller said while a "lot of people are writing today it's inevitable that he's going to re-sign" with the net, he believes Simmons' return is "very much in doubt, particularly with what's gone on this week." Simmons was suspend ...

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An Inside Look At Decision To Suspend Simmons

It was around 5:00pm ET Wednesday afternoon when Marie Donoghue, one of ESPN's highest-ranking female execs, picked up the phone in the network's Manhattan office to call Bill Simmons. Donoghue, who has developed a good relationship with the star columnist over the years, had a tough message to deli ...

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ESPN Ombuds: No Choice But A Suspension

ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte has addressed the net's  three-week suspension of Bill Simmons , writing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to be proven to be a "certified liar" and Simmons has "no license to call him one without more justification than 'I’m just saying it.'” ...

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Jeter Finale Sets YES Network Record

YES Network drew a 10.84 local rating and 1.245 million viewers for Orioles-Yankees on Thursday night from 7:00-10:45pm ET, marking the RSN's most-viewed Yankees game telecast on record. The game, which saw Yankees SS Derek Jeter hit a walk-off single in his final game at Yankee Stadium, had to com ...

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