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Network executives have made it known to the NBA they want the same type of flex scheduling the NFL uses for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.”
In February, the Atlanta Braves implemented a $250 fee per account to season-ticket holders to get traditional paper tickets, thereby moving from the metaphorical carrot to the stick in terms of promoting mobile ticket adoption.
NBC has spent the last eight years acquiring rights to most Olympic sports, from figure skating to swimming, and the network is close to announcing a deal for the last major Olympic sport it doesn’t exclusively hold: track and field.
For the second consecutive year, the NHL and its broadcast partners this spring have licensed music for storytelling elements in telecasts during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
While there’s no consensus No. 1 pick in next month’s NFL draft, there is a clear leader when sizing up the prospects by their social media followings: Johnny Manziel.
- NBC building out Olympic sports roster
- Sochi boosts Comcast’s Q1 results
- NBA’s TV partners want flex scheduling
- NBA national viewership drops
- Q&A With Bob Evans, Churchill Downs
- NBC brings fresh horses for Derby
- Why Derby and Olympics skew female
- Everyone is following Johnny Football
- Aereo ruling won’t doom rights fees
- ESPN, Univision see big World Cup sales