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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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06/11/07
League, ESPN advise patience on MLS ratings

Despite heavy promotion from ESPN and a great deal of momentum from David Beckham at the start of the season, MLS ratings remain more comparable to those of the WNBA than to Major League Baseball or the NBA. ESPN reports a 0.2 average household cable rating for “MLS P ...

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06/11/07
Expansion talk draws praise and a few gasps

Several owners and general managers said they support the idea of NHL expansion, but some people question whether it’s a wise move for a league that struggles to draw viewers on national TV and still has several teams claiming financial losses. Peter Karmanos Caro ...

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06/11/07
Bettman, Daly get $2M raises

NHL owners rewarded Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly coming out of the lockout, giving each of them a roughly $2 million raise for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, according to the league’s tax return. Bettman’s salary rose 57 percent from June 2005 to June ...

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06/11/07
Fox Soccer buys Premier’s Web, mobile highlights

Fox Soccer Channel is expected to announce this week that it has acquired the rights to show Barclays English Premier League highlights on U.S. mobile and Internet devices for the next three years. Sources put the deal, which runs from the 2007-08 through 2009-10 seasons, in the $1.3 millio ...

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06/04/07
SUM completes sponsor card for SuperLiga

Soccer United Marketing sold out of its sponsorship inventory for the inaugural SuperLiga soccer tournament last week, bringing in more than $8 million for eight categories. The Los Angeles Galaxy will be one of four MLS teams competing ...

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06/04/07
World Championship Sports Network close to announcing distributio ...

World Championship Sports Network is expected to announce this week a multiyear distribution agreement with Yahoo! Sports that will expand the reach of the Olympic sports portal. The deal will see WCSN provide free weekly branded videos to Yahoo! Sports that will be featured on the site’s O ...

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06/04/07
Sources: Subaru on board for Pastrana documentary

Travis Pastrana’s fame appeared to peak last summer, when he landed a double backflip on a dirt bike at X Games 12, but a new movie and book release could take the action sports star to new heights over the next year. Pastrana Sponsors ...

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05/28/07
MLS makes deal with YouTube for dedicated channel

Major League Soccer is expected to unveil a dedicated YouTube channel this week after agreeing to a revenue-sharing partnership with the online entity. The agreement makes the league the third sports property to align with the popular video-sharing site in the last year. The NHL and NBA st ...

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05/28/07
NHL boosts entertainment to draw viewers

The Stanley Cup Finals will feature intermission performances and supplementary events this year for the first time in its history, as the NHL attempts to attract additional TV viewers and raise the profile of the games. Musical guests will perform during intermission at one of the first t ...

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05/28/07
Execs say Stanley Cup advertising goals met

Despite what was widely seen as a sluggish ad sales market going into the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBC, Versus and NHL executives say they have met their financial goals for Stanley Cup Finals telecasts. NBC has sold out its inventory and said demand has been strong throughout the playoffs. Bo ...

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