August 20 - 26, 2012 Vol. 15 — No. 18

Top Stories

  • College football's most influential

    College football is a commissioner- and TV-driven property, and recent years have made that message clear. Conference commissioners and network executives have been at the forefront of realignment and media rights issues, which is evidenced in this list of the most influential figures in college football.

  • Deal will create NBA portal on Ticketmaster

    The NBA has signed a multiyear ticketing deal with Ticketmaster, which for the first time will consolidate the primary and secondary ticket-selling efforts for all 30 teams. The deal will create a centralized online portal for fans that is intended to serve as a one-stop shopping site for all NBA tickets.

  • One year, 7 networks

    A little more than a year after announcing its plans, the Pac-12 Networks launched last week with distribution on 25 cable systems up and down the West Coast and the promise that every conference football game will be available live on TV, mobile, tablet or Web.

  • How the Big East got its new commissioner

    CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus was at the PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C., when Mike Aresco, one of his longest-tenured lieutenants, called asking for permission to get out of his contract.

  • Fox schedules more EPL games as lead-ins for NFL broadcasts

    English Premier League matches will serve as lead-ins for NFL games on Fox at least three times in the coming months, marking the second consecutive year the EPL will receive visibility on the over-the-air network.

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