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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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The Daily's Hot Reads For Thursday: Youth Group

The WASHINGTON POST's Isabelle Khurshudyan writes, "To be young and inexperienced is usually a disadvantage in sports, but in women's golf, it is the envy of LPGA veterans. The young stars on tour are fearless, unburdened by pressure and have little to lose" ( WASHINGTON POST ). Also, Lexi Thomps ...

Redskins' Controversy Poses Unique Issue

The Redskins' name controversy is a hot topic for all media members. With several news outlets deciding in the last year not to use the nickname and refer to the team solely as "Washington," SI.com's Richard Deitsch conducted a roundtable on the comfort level reporters have with using the Red ...

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Eric Decker Models In New Fashion Campaign

Jeans company and lifestyle brand Buffalo David Bitton is "showing off its Fall 2014 marketing campaign" with NFL Jets WR Eric Decker and supermodel Erin Heatherton, according to MEN'S FITNESS. The campaign is the "second installation of the brand’s sports marketing initiative 'Buffal ...

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Tennessee Sees Increase In Football Ticket Sales

Tennessee appears "on the verge of snapping a prolonged stretch of declining ticket sales in its football program, already establishing a new high in the five-year history of the Tennessee Terrace area and improving in other premium seating areas," according to John Brice of VOLQUEST.com. UT al ...

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Executive Transactions

The Grizzlies promoted COO JASON WEXLER to President of Business Operations for the team and FedExForum. Wexler “will have primary leadership responsibility of all aspects of the business including ticket sales and service, arena operations, corporate partnerships, marketing communications ...

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Tax Hikes Suggested To Fund UNLV Stadium

Tax bumps were presented yesterday "as the most logical revenue source to fund" UNLV's proposed multimillion-dollar on-campus stadium , according to Brian Nordli of the LAS VEGAS SUN. UNLV Regent and Stadium BOD member James Dean Leavitt yesterday in an e-mail to UNLV Chair & acting President D ...

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Browns' Training Camp Tix Moving Fast

The Browns "have already 'sold out' the first three days" of their free training camp in Berea, and are "close to selling out more," according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER. The team also "distributed all 25,000 free tickets for their Family Day Aug. 2 at Akron's InfoCision Stadium ...

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Golf World To Be Digital-Only Publication

Conde Nast yesterday said that its Golf World magazine "is closing its print edition and shifting entirely to digital media, where it will be part of the Golf Digest website," according to Michael Sebastian of AD AGE. A magazine spokesperson said that nearly 10 employees "were laid off as a result o ...

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Marketplace Roundup

In L.A., Meg James writes TV networks had been "banking on an improving economy this year to help drive demand" from advertisers. But the annual upfront advertising market "was unexpectedly weak." ABC, CBS and Fox collectively booked $600M "less this summer than during last year's market." Cabl ...

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Names In The News

BMO Harris Bradley Center board member TED KELLNER  now "owns a piece" of the Bucks. Kellner's small stake in the team "would seem to present a potential conflict of interest." He said that he was "'acutely aware' of the perception," but added that he had "already taken steps to avoid any conf ...

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