Featured Story

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 ...

Read More

Tags: Media

More Stories

12/05/11
IMG College studios buzz on game-day

The tranquil streets of Winston-Salem, N.C.’s downtown arts district are nearly barren on a fall Saturday in November. But behind the doors at IMG College is a beehive of broadcasting activity that will feed the nation much of its college football and basketball on this day. The occasional ...

Tags: Media

12/05/11
ESPN ramps up 3-D for Winter X Games

ESPN will embark on by far its largest 3-D TV production yet for the Winter X Games in January, showing continued bullishness in the emerging but widely debated technology when many others are backing away. The outlet will devote 34 3-D TV cameras to its winter action sports event, roughly twice ...

Tags: Media

12/05/11
LPGA adds TV deal, Asia websites

The LPGA aggressively is going after larger audiences in Asia with the launch of new websites in Korea and China and a new TV deal in Japan. “We’re looking to grow every place that makes sense,” said Brian Carroll, the LPGA’s vice president of television and emerging media ...

Tags: Media

12/05/11
Will the tone out of Bristol change?

John Skipper likes live sports. As ESPN ’s top content executive for the past 12 years, Skipper showed a willingness to spend handsomely for some rights, including the NFL and various college conferences, for example. He also allowed ES ...

Tags: Media

11/28/11
MSG Net in carriage talks with TWC

MSG Network’s carriage deal with Time Warner Cable expires at the end of this year, not ideal timing as the Knicks’ regional sports network is negotiating a deal in the middle of an NBA lockout that is threatening the entire basketball season. But sources said that despite that possib ...

Tags: Media

11/28/11
Apps we use and like

WatchESPN for iPhone Primary content: Streamed channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line Summary: This app is the future of television. Subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House and Verizon are able to stream four ESP ...

Tags: In-Depth, Media

11/28/11
Marketers check in to mobile

There is, of course, the ubiquitous tweet. The ever-popular Facebook post. YouTube videos are everywhere. Even the business-focused LinkedIn update has a degree of universal cachet. Now, pushing hard to stand along side Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn as an equal, and perhaps superior, pl ...

Tags: In-Depth, Media

11/28/11
Executives predict smooth ESPN transition

At first glance, the differences between George Bodenheimer and John Skipper, the outgoing and incoming ESPN presidents, couldn’t be starker. Bodenheimer is a measured, buttoned-down executive from Connecticut. Skipper gives off a good-ol’-boy persona from North Carolina. Bodenheim ...

Tags: Media

11/28/11
How to measure mobile traffic

The hotly debated world of online metrics, for years a sore spot among sports content publishers, is even worse when considering mobile content consumption. With no universally accepted third-party outlet for measuring mobile traffic, and with highly disparate content models between dedicated app ...

Tags: In-Depth, Media

11/21/11
Review: ESPN hits limit with NFL highlight shows

ESPN pays more to the NFL than any other TV network — but its executives take pains to remind people that the rights fee is for much more than “Monday Night Football.” A big part of the nearly $2 billion per year that ESPN pays ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug