Featured Story

Tennis Channel to broadcast inaugural Laver Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

Tennis Channel will broadcast next month’s inaugural Laver Cup, a three-day contest pitting European tennis players, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, against competitors from elsewhere in the world. The exhibition is the brainchild of Tony Godsick, Federer’s agent, who has so...

Read More

Tags: Media

More Stories

07/17/17
Local MLB ratings throw a sinker

The Cubs are down 17 percent from last year's championship season. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES The TV ratings doldrums are hitting local baseball, with 18 of the 29 U.S.-based MLB teams showing ratings ...

Tags: Media

07/10/17
Company Watch: ACE Media

ACE Media, the NFL Players Association’s content arm, has several new projects in the works, including for the first time a scripted show as well as one featuring Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s camps for kids. It’s also looking to relaunch its popular “Catching ...

Tags: Media

07/10/17
Fox candidates for Horowitz's job

The most sought after job in sports media this summer will be the one vacated by Jamie Horowitz last week. Right now, Fox Sports President Eric Shanks is taking over all of Horowitz’s responsibilities, including programming, marketing and scheduling for FS1, FS2 and Fox Sports Digital. As he s ...

Tags: Media

07/10/17
David Hill to networks: Adapt or die

D avid Hill’s message to sports TV networks: Adapt or die. Hill, of course, is the executive who founded Fox Sports more than two decades ago and retired from 21st Century Fox in 2015. He’s a true visionary in the business, always s ...

Tags: Media

07/10/17
Shanks’ strategy won’t change

Fox Sports President Eric Shanks says the strategy remains despite departure of Jamie Horowitz. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Fox Sports’ programming strategy will not change one bit after Jamie Hor ...

Tags: Media

06/26/17
Exec: Competitor pushes bias claims

ESPN’s decision to present Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award rankled some conservatives. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES One of ESPN’s top executives accused Fox Spor ...

Tags: Media

06/26/17
ACC, ESPN still bullish on network

ACC Commissioner John Swofford joined Skipper to outline plans for the network. Photo by: ESPN IMAGES The ACC Network is off and running with its first distribution deals. The ESPN-owned confere ...

Tags: Media

06/26/17
Apps offer a glimpse of video’s future

The apps can learn a user’s behavior and gradually personalize the content. Photo by: ESPN ESPN’s future may not involve ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPNews. It may not even involve ESPN. The ...

Tags: Media

06/26/17
Taking the pulse of ESPN

I n the spring of 2014, ESPN’s top executives sat in a conference room on the Bristol campus and agonized over a key financial decision. They debated whether to commit $12.6 billion for the rights to the NBA through 2025 — a staggering increase that was nearly three t ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug