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Kids’ vacation viewing habits open this TV writer’s eyes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 18 / 14

E very time I write about the threat of cord cutting, media executives tell me not to believe what my eyes are telling me. The execs roll out statistics that show people aren’t cutting the cord nearly as much as reporters are writing about ...

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CBS, Turner might hop into skills game

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04/18/11
CWS, lacrosse to get NCAA fan-fest treatment

Bracket Town, the hub of sponsor activation and fan events at the Final Four, will soon have more modest fan-festival cousins at the NCAA’s College World Series and lacrosse championships. The NCAA is working with its marketing partners at Turner Sports and CBS to create fan-fest areas that have th ...

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04/04/11
IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

The confidence that comes with weathering a long recession was evident last week among executives at the IMG World Congress of Sports. But there was also discomfort caused by uncertainty on several important issues, including labor, the perils of social media and the ...

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04/04/11
WCOS VIP dinner photos

ALL PHOTOS BY GORT PRODUCTIONS George Pyne of IMG Sports and Entertainment, tennis academy founder Nick Bollettieri, and tennis’ Mary Joe Fernandez and Brad Gilbert      Basketball’s Val Ackerman, a Champions honoree, with Joe Leccese (left) and Howa ...

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04/04/11
More scenes from the IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

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04/04/11
Concert a first for MMOD

When March Madness on Demand streamed the Kings of Leon concert Saturday, it marked the first time that something other than a basketball game had been broadcast on MMOD. The concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero as part of the NCAA’s “Big Dance” at Houston’s Discovery Green, was one of two major pr ...

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03/14/11
SBA nominees

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the fourth annual Sports Business Awards, which will be presented during a live ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, May 18. The 2011 awards recognize outstanding achievements in sports business from March 1, 2010, through Feb. 28, 2 ...

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03/07/11
Company happy to leave content to promoters

Comcast-Spectacor rolls up its sleeves and goes to work on most aspects of running sports facilities. One area where it lets someone else do the heavy lifting is providing content. The company takes a pass on spending large sums of money to buy the concert tours and family shows that help keep its ...

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NBA talks lockout in boom times

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02/28/11
Daytona 500 notebook

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