May 30 - June 5, 2011 Vol. 14 — No. 7

Top Stories

  • Ebersol's departure heightens uncertainty over next week's Olympic TV rights bids

    Dick Ebersol’s abrupt resignation from NBC has upended all assumptions about the future of the Olympics on TV. Still, the longtime NBC executive’s legacy is expected to hover over proceedings next week in Switzerland.

  • Marketing firms flock to Brazil

    The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil have triggered a push by sports marketing agencies to open outposts there. Among those on the list: IMG, Octagon, GMR Marketing, Momentum, Wasserman Media Group, Sportsmark and Helios Partners.

  • NFL ahead of last year's pace for season-ticket sales

    The NFL is ahead of the pace on season-ticket sales compared with this point last year, a counter-intuitive trend given the uncertainty of the league’s 2011 season with a lockout that has now stretched into its 12th week.

  • NFL may let clubs cover seats to avoid TV blackouts

    The NFL may allow teams to artificially reduce their seating capacities in order to ease compliance with the league’s blackout policy, which requires a sellout 72 hours in advance in order for a game to be broadcast in the home team’s market.

  • Hunter to meet with mediator Cohen

    National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter has agreed to meet with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen, who tried to mediate the NFL labor dispute.

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