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Kermode shares his take on ATP

04 / 14 / 14

Chris Kermode in January became the fifth leader of the ATP since its current incarnation in 1990. He took over for the late Brad Drewett, a popular ex-player who won steep prize money increases from the Grand Slam events before his 15-month tenu...

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10/28/13
Tour viewership recedes after big 2012

The PGA Tour saw viewership declines across its network partners in 2013, offsetting major gains from the year before. CBS’s 18-tournament schedule in 2013 saw an 11 percent drop in audience year-over-year, from an average of 2.745 million viewers to 2.439 million for its weekend broadcasts ...

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10/21/13
NFL sets stadium Wi-Fi/cell standards

The NFL is requiring all league stadiums to meet newly crafted minimum Wi-Fi and cellular standards by the end of the 2014 season, the latest move by America’s top sport to improve the in-game experience. Owners were informed of the new requirements at their meeting in Washington, D.C., ear ...

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10/21/13
Twitter deal rankles some network execs

The NFL’s new deal with Twitter isn’t causing the same level of angst among TV networks as the league’s extensive content deal with Verizon earlier this year or the launch of NFL RedZone four years ago. But network executives privately express annoyance over the Twitter agreemen ...

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10/21/13
Leagues embrace Twitter

On Oct. 13, the Boston Red Sox loaded the bases in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. At the same time, the Washington Redskins were driving into Dallas Cowboys territory during the fo ...

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10/21/13
Bellator gets into PPV with big names

When the CEO of Viacom-owned MMA promotion Bellator heard that Quentin “Rampage” Jackson was looking for a place to jump-start a career that was fading in the UFC, he ran the idea past Kevin Kay, the Spike Network president who had seen firsthand the role Jackson played in the UFC’ ...

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10/21/13
NBA near deals to allow streaming

The NBA is poised to become the first major U.S.-based sports league to allow its games to be streamed live locally. The league is finalizing TV Everywhere deals with Fox Sports Media Group and NBC Sports Group, the country’s two biggest owners of regional sports networks. Other RSNs, such ...

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10/14/13
14 NHL teams use NeuLion apps

NeuLion, the NHL’s technology partner behind league flagship digital products GameCenter and GameCenter Live, has produced team-branded mobile applications for 14 NHL clubs this season. T ...

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10/14/13
Report spotlights female NFL fans

Female fans of the NFL feel like they are valued by the league, but believe there are a number of ways to make the game-day experience better for them, according to an NFL-commissioned study completed this month by the University of Central Florida. ...

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10/14/13
Jags’ rough start won’t mean blackouts

It’s been a rough season so far for the Jacksonville Jaguars, with their winless start through five games and all by blowout margins. Not surprisingly, it has shown at the gate. Team President Mark Lamping said the club is down 10 percen ...

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10/14/13
NFL may spin off event hospitality biz

The NFL is considering spinning off its event hospitality business into a separate company, sources close to the league said. The NFL has been approached by a company in the hospitality space to form a joint venture with the league’s NFL on Location unit, which provides exclusive travel pac ...

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