November 3 - 9, 2014 Vol. 17 — No. 29

Top Stories

  • Decision 2014: The sports spend

    Candidates and PACs have spent more than $14.5 million for spots during sports programming in the 15 states that have yielded the most heated races of this election cycle, based on a SportsBusiness Journal analysis of more than 6,600 documents filed with the FCC by 87 network affiliates since March.

  • How will networks grow revenue?

    A push to grab rights for platforms and services that don’t yet exist underscores the pressure faced by sports networks. They need to continue expanding their businesses during a time when most major sports rights are tied up well into the next decade.

  • NHL tests virtual ads for dasherboards

    The NHL is quietly testing virtual advertising technology that would allow broadcasters to replace ads on home team dasherboards with their own electronic signage.

  • Turner bullish on D-League’s growth

    For new D-League President Malcolm Turner, the expectation is clear: lead the developmental basketball circuit into a new era. Turner, who signed on with the D-League last week, had been working for Wasserman Media Group since 2007.

  • MLS’s fast Landon plan

    When Landon Donovan suddenly announced on his personal Facebook page in August that he would retire at the end of the season, the U.S. soccer community had to come together quickly if it wanted to collectively send off their biggest star.

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