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DirecTV Announces Eight-Year Renewal Of NFL Sunday TicketPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 02 / 14
DirecTV formally announced its renewal of the NFL Sunday Ticket package for another eight years. DirecTV is paying an average of $1.5B per year for the package, with the rights fee increasing by 6% each year. The deal extends through the '22 season and synchs up with the NFL's other TV deals. CBS,...
Arbitrator John Feerick has set August 24 for a hearing on the NBPA''s grievance over the league''s failure to pay players with guaranteed contracts their salaries during the lockout, according to Mur
BUSINESS WEEK reports of possible suitors for CBS, and Tom Graves of Standard & Poor''s "isn''t sure a deal is imminent," but notes that CBS "is a ''logical'' candidate for either USA Networks ... or
MN Gov. Arne Carlson named a 12-member task force to study the stadium needs of pro sports teams and the Univ. of MN, according to Robert Whereatt of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The Sports Facility
The ''98 National Sports Collectors Convention, which ended yesterday in Chicago, "figured to feature an abundance of Kerry Wood and Mark McGwire merchandise," but the hot items were Beanie Babies, as
Guest Columnist Brett Shevack, CEO of Partners & Shevack, NY, wrote an op-ed on the declining value of athletes as product endorsers in Sunday''s N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Shevack: "Unless a company can form a
K.C. mortgage banker James Nutter Jr. will invest $3-5M of his "personal money" in Miles Prentice''s group to buy the Royals, according to Charles Crumpley of the K.C. STAR. Nutter, Exec VP of his fat
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is interviewed by Sam Donnellon of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, who writes, "How much of [MLB''s] renaissance is attributable to the efforts of Selig and his supporters is s
Regency Enterprises Chair ARNON MILCHAN''s nine-year, $120M deal with the Corel WTA Tour for worldwide TV rights is examined by Brad Wolverton in BUSINESS WEEK. Milchan "figures that by going Hollywoo
The MLS Fire drew a franchise-record crowd of 37,122 at Soldier Field on Saturday for their game against the Galaxy (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/9)....Lifetime''s Mary Murphy reported that the MN expansion W
MSG named ROBERT POLLICHINO as its new Exec VP/Finance. Pollichino served as Rainbow Sports Senior VP for the last five years (MSG)....The 76ers promoted Dir of Marketing LARA WHITE to VP/Communicatio