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NFL Media now getting involved with ‘Madden’ esports efforts

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 05 / 16

E ven though EA Sports’ “Madden” has been around for 28 years and is one of the most popular video games on the market, the NFL is rarely mentioned whenever conversations turn to esports. That could be about to change, as NFL...

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12/10/12
The big rights deals coming in 2013

F or the past couple of years, sports media has been defined by blockbuster deals. That’s about to change. Most big rights deals extend into the next decade, including the NFL, MLB and BCS. Sports media companies will use 2013 to absorb what ...

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12/10/12
Carriage fight for Big Ten?

The fact that Maryland and Rutgers are joining the Big Ten Conference doesn’t guarantee that their games will be on the Big Ten Network. In fact, several of their games may not be available locally at all — TV or broadband — when they kick off their Big Ten seasons in 2014. Mary ...

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12/03/12
‘Octane Academy’ moving to NBC

Ford has signed a new agreement with Alli Sports, NBC’s action sports business, that will bring its “Octane Academy” reality show to NBC Sports Network and NBC. The show, which features motorsports stars Ken Block, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust and Vaughn Gittin Jr. competing again ...

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12/03/12
USA Today rebrands sports photos

The USA Today Sports Media Group is rebranding its sports photo service, U.S. Presswire, as USA Today Sports Images, continuing the company’s reorganization of its content assets. The Gannett group bought U.S. Presswire in September 2011, and the 8-year-old photo service covers nearly 10,00 ...

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12/03/12
Fox Sports goes hard for rights, RSNs

Fox Sports’ shopping spree for local sports rights isn’t over yet. In addition to its $1.5 billion purchase of a 49 percent stake in YES Network and its $6 billion offer to secure rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the next 25 years, Fox executives are deep into negotiations to pic ...

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11/26/12
Video touts Fox Sports 1

Fox Sports actively is positioning Fox Sports 1 to sports industry insiders, and the message is clear: We have the pedigree to compete with ESPN where others do not. Network officials have been showing league and conference executives a “ ...

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11/26/12
HBO’s Hershman keeps his cool

Long before he landed the job as head of HBO Sports, Ken Hershman worked in the securities practice at a Wall Street law firm. Corporate finance didn’t excite him, but the firm was old and the sector was hot. It seemed a comfortable path. The first deal Hershman worked on involved a paper c ...

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11/19/12
NASCAR TV audience smallest in 5 years

NASCAR executives like to compare their sport’s TV ratings to a roller coaster. This year, the sport’s premier series took a downward ride, posting its smallest TV audience in five years and registering a 25 percent drop in the 18- to 34-year-old demographic. NASCAR In ...

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11/19/12
Key concepts are closer than we think

A lot of news came out of the SBJ/SBD Sports Media & Technology Conference held earlier this month in New York and here were the news nuggets that caught my attention during the two-day event. ■ Local streaming deals are close. ...

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11/12/12
MLBAM keeps sites up in storm

Bucket brigades of diesel fuel carried up six flights of stairs, 5 and 10 gallons at a time. Provisioning of three different backup generators. Employees sleeping in a cold, dark office. Those were just a few of the steps MLB Advanced Media undertook in the four days after the Oct. 29 arrival of ...

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