June 3 - 9, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 8

Top Stories

  • Tight budgets force military to slash spending in sports

    There once was a time when you could watch a NASCAR race and see cars representing five branches of the military. But turn on a race today and odds are the only branch that will be visible on the hood of a car is the National Guard. The absence of the Army, Navy and Marines, which dropped their team sponsorships, and the Air Force, which reduced its presence, is indicative of the budget pressures on the U.S. military.

  • ESPN, NBC on the clock for golf rights

    The U.S. Golf Association started its exclusive negotiating window with incumbents ESPN and NBC Sports Group over the weekend, a year and a half before its current deal ends.

  • Broadcasters OK access to players for NHL Network in Sochi

    The NHL has secured initial approval from Olympic broadcast rights holders CBC and NBC for access to players for the NHL Network at hockey venues during the Sochi Games.

  • NFL clubs yet to get rolling on locker room camera plans

    The NFL’s latest drive to engage fans in-stadium — putting cameras in team locker rooms — remains a work in progress. No club among nearly two dozen contacted had a plan in place as of last week for how to use the cameras.

  • Signs point toward more revenue

    The expansion of Twitter Amplify, a new in-stream ad program, to more than a dozen sports and media entities offers a road map toward generating meaningful revenue through social media.

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