April 28 - May 4, 2014 Vol. 17 — No. 3

Top Stories

  • NBA’s TV partners want flex scheduling

    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.”

  • Teams make their case for mobile ticketing

    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 building out Olympic sports roster

    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.

  • Playoff playlist: NHL gives artists exposure

    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.

  • In this draft class, everyone is following Johnny Football

    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.

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