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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Staff writer Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics.

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Documents detail structure at IMG Media

04 / 14 / 14

IMG Media has been one of the strongest business units at the company for years, generating $448 million in revenue last year, or nearly 30 percent of IMG’s overall revenue. The financial documents that WME shared with banks show how IMG Media functions, detailing how the business is structure...

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12/17/07
NHLPA’s Kelly invites Bettman to address union members

NHL Players’ Association Executive Director Paul Kelly has invited NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to attend and address players at the union’s summer meetings. The invitation is the first Bettman has received in 15 years as commissioner. Kelly informally extended the invitation when h ...

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12/17/07
WMG gauges interest in Sportnet venture

Wasserman Media Group executives have met with ESPN, Fox, Comcast and other media companies over the last quarter to gauge their interest in investing in the agency’s Sportnet venture, a digital media company WMG launched earlier this year. Led by WMG Chief Executive Casey Wasserman ...

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12/17/07
NHL staffing up new team services division

The NHL has hired three of four senior staffers for its club consulting and services division over the last three months, and the new division has met with two-thirds of the league’s 30 clubs during the same period. David Auker, Jeff Morander and Laurie Kepron joined the staff as vic ...

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12/17/07
Foxsoccer.tv to offer full Premiership slate

Fox Soccer Channel plans to debut a broadband subscription and pay-per-view offering of English Premier League games this week that will allow users to view all 200 league matches in their entirety. FSC airs two EPL games a weekend, but after acquiring the digital rights to the leagu ...

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12/10/07
NHL projects league revenue will reach $2.53B

NHL executives project league revenue will increase 10 to 11 percent to $2.53 billion during the 2007-08 season, according to a presentation to the league’s board of governors on Nov. 29. The league increased its revenue 6-plus percent in 2006-07 to $2.3 billion. It anticipated a more c ...

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12/10/07
NHL.com plans live programming

The NHL plans to broadcast its first live, video broadband programs on NHL.com in promotion of the Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 in Buffalo. The first broadcast will be a Winter Classic preview show aired live from XM’s NHL studio at 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 28. The show w ...

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12/10/07
Lenovo out, Acer in after Beijing Olympics

Less than a year before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the games’ biggest Chinese partner, Lenovo, announced it would discontinue its TOP partnership in 2009 and Taiwanese computer-maker Acer announced it would replace it. The move, announced last week, marked a controversial shift in co ...

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12/03/07
Panthers make dinner plans

After years of treating partners to a long weekend in the Bahamas, the Florida Panthers will keep their perks closer to home with a series of five-star dinners along South Beach hosted by players and team executives. The concept was born out of recognition that corporate executives f ...

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12/03/07
German league going global

The Bundesliga, Germany’s premier soccer league, plans to create a new company in the spring to handle its international business, modeled in part after what the NBA established in China. The limited liability company will start with six employees in Europe and one to two employees in t ...

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12/03/07
NBC’s sales for Beijing are bustling

Media buyers’ seemingly insatiable hunger for live sports is pushing NBC ahead of schedule in its efforts to sell ad inventory for the 2008 Olympic Games. Despite being eight months away, several of the industry’s top ad buyers say sales for NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Games are fo ...

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