April 1 - 7, 2013 Vol. 15 — No. 48

Top Stories

  • MLB clubs look to follow Dodgers

    Word of the Los Angeles Dodgers' $8 billion TV contract with Time Warner Cable to create a Dodgers-focused regional sports network sent shock waves through the sports and television industries. The sheer size of the 25-year deal holds the potential to alter the economic fabric of both MLB and TV sports at large.

  • Monumental making a big bet on the future of content

    The launch of Monumental Network, a digital hub that will tie together content from the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics and the Verizon Center, as well as from others looking to benefit from increased distribution, is "part of something bigger," owner Ted Leonsis says. "We want to be ready to make a big network when we get our rights back.”

  • Visa extending World Cup deal for eight years

    Visa has reached an eight-year sponsorship extension for the World Cup valued at more than $170 million, allowing it to continue as the official payment services partner for the world’s biggest soccer tournament and its governing body, FIFA, through 2022.

  • Spire looking to sell Just Marketing stake

    Spire Capital Partners is shopping its majority stake in Indianapolis-based Just Marketing International, the motorsports agency that works across Formula One, NASCAR and IndyCar.

  • Reinsdorf to be honored for career

    For his achievements as owner of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, as well as his lifelong work toward social justice and the pursuit of advancement of minority representation in sports, Jerry Reinsdorf is the recipient of the SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.

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