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PGA Tour Sees Subscription, Traffic Spikes For Live Social Streams

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 16

The PGA Tour has wrapped up its first Thursday/Friday live streaming coverage on Facebook and Twitter from The Barclays FedExCup event on its "PGA Tour Live" OTT platform. PGA Tour Exec VP/Global Media  Rick Anderson  did not disclose specifics, but in an email wrote that the early results...

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10/05/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET editions of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" (on at 12:00am ET due to "MNF"), FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South) and CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" all led with Mets-Reds

Tags: ABC, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, NFL, Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego Chargers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Viacom, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney

10/05/99
PHILLY MEDIA WONDERS IF PHILLIES ON SAME PAGE ON BALLPARK

The Phillies have "proved themselves unprepared to get a plan off the ground for their preferred" ballpark site at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, according to Edward Moran of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY

Tags: Facilities, Philadelphia Phillies

10/05/99
IS PATRIOTS' STADIUM DEAL IN FOXBORO IN CRITICAL STAGE?

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, New England Patriots, NFL

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OVERNIGHT RATINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND'S SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, CBS, Denver Broncos, MLB, NBC, NCAA, New York Jets, NFL, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/04/99
DIAMONDS AREN'T FOREVER: FOUR WPSL FRANCHISES TO SHUT DOWN

The WPSL Carolina Diamonds have "suspended operations," while three other teams -- the Durham Dragons, Georgia Pride and Virginia Roadsters -- "also are closing," according to Joe Wojciechowski of the

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/04/99
SOUTHERN FRIED HOCKEY: EXPANSION THRASHERS DEBUT AT PHILIPS

CBS SportsLine''s Len Pasquarelli wrote on the NHL''s return to Atlanta and called the crowd at Philips Arena for the Thrashers debut against the Devils Saturday night "pretty sophisticated" and "ecum

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Franchises, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: LA Angels, Boston Bruins, CBS, Minnesota Twins, MLB, People and Pop Culture, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/04/99
MLB POST-MORTEMS: TWINS SALE NOT DONE; REDS' SUCCESS STORY

Officials from the Wild, T''Wolves and Twins worked through the weekend on a Twins deal, but "key issues remain about how much" the group of investors led by Wild majority Owner Robert Naegele and T''

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild, MLB, New York Jets, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

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AFTER RIGHTS SALE TO FOX, WILL HICKS TAKE SOUTHWEST PUBLIC?

Tom Hicks'' Southwest Sports Group "has moved closer" to an IPO after selling TV rights to its various properties to Fox Sports Net Southwest (FSNSW), according to Jennifer Allen of BRIDGE NEWS. The d

Tags: Media

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TEAMS ASK PLAYERS TO DO MORE TO HELP SELL IMAGE OF TEAM

Pro sports franchises are "increasingly using star players to help hawk season tickets, luxury boxes and corporate sponsorships," according to Sam Walker of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who writes that te

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

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