January 13 - 19, 2014 Vol. 16 — No. 37

Top Stories

  • NHL Winter Classic nets $20 million

    The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic not only generated the largest attendance and broadcast viewership for a regular-season game in league history, it also made a profit of more than $20 million.

  • Party planners battle for ‘wow’ factor in NYC

    For anyone involved in planning events and hospitality around Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s already been a long and arduous journey.

  • SEC Network’s cost will top that of other college nets

    Distributors in SEC country can expect to pay a rate of $1.30 to carry the soon-to-be-launched SEC Network, according to several sources with knowledge of the rate card.

  • NBC halts Sochi ad sales for now

    Weeks before the Sochi Games are scheduled to start, NBC has stopped taking ad sales orders for the Winter Olympics.

  • The Roma revolution

    The American ownership of AS Roma is revitalizing Italian soccer. That may not have been an intended consequence of the Boston-based group’s acquisition of the club in 2011, but the changes are nothing short of revolutionary.

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