July 29 - August 4, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 15

Top Stories

  • NBC steps up, lands NASCAR

    When both Turner and ESPN told NASCAR that they wouldn't bid on the sport's TV rights packages, NASCAR Chairman Brian France and his advisers didn't panic. They knew they had an eager suitor in NBC ready to step in.

  • NASCAR won’t revisit TV split after new deal

    When NASCAR finalizes its future media rights deals in the coming months, the sport doesn’t plan to discuss or change the way it shares its largest revenue stream with tracks and teams.

  • Mobile first

    A basic mantra guides MLB Advanced Media as it determines how and when to build any particular product that could serve a screen size ranging from 2 inches to more than 100 inches. “You have to design small then go big,” said Bob Bowman, MLBAM president and CEO. “Everything we do now, mobile is absolutely first in the design phase, and then we move to other platforms.”

  • In rights arena, Spartans stand alone

    Every other school in the five major college conferences outsources its multimedia rights to a third party. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Michigan State has zigged when everyone else zagged.

  • NFL negotiating renewal with DirecTV

    The NFL has started renewal talks with DirecTV, sources said, the final major media deal the league has not redone in recent years but perhaps the most controversial and most complicated.

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