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T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...
The fast-reviving realm of athlete websites has gained another new entry with the arrival of SportsBuzz.com. The Virginia-based portal, operated by Buzz Networks LLC, soft-launched in November but this week is preparing to launch an expanded model that will offer a mix of free and premium content. T ...
Commissioner was only the third-highest paid exec at the NFL in its most recent fiscal year.
Hill envisions mix of sports and drama modeled after TNT.
Content will showcase the company's own athletes and events.
Fox Sports is preparing to produce its sixth Super Bowl since it picked up its NFL package in 1994, and David Hill has been at the center of each of those productions. SportsBusiness Journal staff writer John Ourand sat down with Hill last week to discuss his plans for the coming game. ...
NBC didn’t air an NFL game on Dec. 26 — the first Sunday night of the football season when it didn’t show a game. A nor’easter predicted to bring more than a foot of snow to Philadelphia caused the league to postpone the Sunday night game for two days. NBC scrambled, putting “Minute to Win It” an ...
Manny Pacquiao will fight Shane Mosley in a pay-per-view bout on Showtime.
The fantasy football business, which has soared in popularity in recent years to an estimated market size of more than 27 million adults, stands to lose a significant chunk of its audience and revenue if a lengthy NFL work stoppage occurs. With gross revenue from fantasy football in the U.S. and Ca ...
Continuing its strategy to build up its online news and analysis operations, Comcast SportsNet’s Mid-Atlantic regional sports network bought two Washington, D.C.-area blogs that cover the Redskins and the Nationals. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic picked up RealRedskins.com and NatsInsider.com for a ...
Boosted by an increase in television viewership, sponsorship sales and online traffic, the NHL is on pace to generate $2.9 billion in total revenue for the 2010-11 season, a 5 percent increase from last season. The increase would mark the league's fifth consecutive season of revenue growth and an ...