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    Rams' Fisher Angry Over ESPN Piece On Sam's Shower Habits, Reporter's Tactics

    Published August 28, 2014

    " It is the media that "now bears the greatest scrutiny for its han... " It is the media "that can do the most damage to Sam and to everyt... ...ter "how easy it is to make a villain out of 'the media', Sam's time in camp has produced almost none of... " Sam "wasn't besieged by a pack of media each day." The Rams claim out-of-town media visits "were essentially the same as any other ye...

    Tags: St. Louis Rams, NFL, ESPN, Media
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    Talk of The Town: CBS Sports Unveils All-Female Show To Debut This Fall

    Published August 27, 2014

    ...of rotating panelists from across the sports and media spectrum (CBS). ...k, and he brushed off negative reaction on social media to the name.

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    CBS Sports Network Debuting New Marketing Campaign Around College Football Broadcasts

    Published August 27, 2014 by John Ourand

    Your Home" that has TV, online and social media elements.

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    Chargers Suspend Radio Announcer For One Game For Using Ethnic Stereotype On Air

    Published August 27, 2014

    Chargers radio color commentator Hank Bauer will not be part of the broadcast for the team's final preseason game Thursday night after he "offended some listeners Sunday telling an anti-Semitic joke," according to Matthew Hall of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. The move stems from a conversation near the end of Sunday's Chargers-49ers game about the "high price of football tickets." While talking to play-by-play announcer Josh Lewin, Bauer "interjected a quip about how copper wire was invented."...

    Tags: San Diego Chargers, Media
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    L.A. Mayor Asks FCC To Review Ongoing Carriage Impasse Regarding SportsNet LA

    Published August 27, 2014

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is "asking federal regulators to examine the stalemate between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators that's prevented much of the region from watching Dodgers baseball this season," according to Meg James of the L.A. TIMES. Garcetti's request came late Monday in a letter to the FCC, which is reviewing Comcast's proposed $45B takeover of TWC. Monday was the deadline for people to "voice their opposition or support on the proposed merger to the FCC, which was del...

    Tags: Media, Time Warner Cable, Comcast Corp., Los Angeles Dodgers
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    Media Notes

    Published August 27, 2014

    In Atlanta, Kempner, Leslie & Trubey cite sources as saying that Turner Broadcasting's "job reductions could grow to as many 1,500 workers." Word of "broader job cuts" comes as Turner execs "confirmed plans this week to offer buyouts to 600 older workers as part of a corporate restructuring." However, it is "unclear whether the 1,500 potential cuts are in addition to the buyout offers, or how many would be among Atlanta workers." That "number amounts to more" than 10% of Turner’s "global work...

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    Amazon Pays Nearly $1B For Twitch, A Videogame-Focused Online Video Channel

    Published August 26, 2014

    ...started creating original TV programming for its media service Amazon Prime, and Twitch adds one more pi...

    Tags: Amazon, Media
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    App Review: MLB At The Ballpark A Handy Companion For Gameday

    Published August 26, 2014 by By Amie Sheridan, Correspondent

    This week brings my first on-site review of a mobile application, as I took MLB At the Ballpark with me to Citizen's Bank Park on Sunday. I found that At the Ballpark definitely adds to the live game experience, with special offers and conveniences like food delivery and a searchable list of stadium amenities. While most of the app's features are current, repetitive data collection forms hold it back from being entirely intuitive. At the Ballpark is an ad-supported free download, developed b...

    Tags: Media, MLBAM
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    People & Personalities: Could Tebow Turn ESPN Gig Into Long-Lasting Broadcast Career?

    Published August 26, 2014

    SI.com's Richard Deitsch wrote the longer SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow "stays off the field and the more comfortable he gets in the studio and at game sites, you might start to see him morph more into a full-time broadcaster." SEC Net anchor Joe Tessitore said, "He has told our producers that he wants constant feedback, he wants to be coached, and he wants to be great at TV. He calls and texts me non-stop to discuss every detail of everything we're doing." Tessitore added that Tebow has "tak...

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    ABC Earns Highest Overnight Rating For Little League World Series Title Game Since '09

    Published August 25, 2014

    ABC earned a 3.5 overnight rating for the South Korea-Illinois Little League World Series World Championship yesterday, the highest for the net since '09. The figure is up 35% compared to last year’s championship game, when Japan defeated California. Saturday’s Illinois-Nevada U.S. championship game garnered a 3.6 overnight, the highest for a LLWS game on ABC since '09. That figure is a 71% increase over last year’s California-Connecticut matchup. Finally, ABC earned a 1.7 overnight for Satur...

    Tags: Media, ESPN
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    NFL Close To Deal With DirecTV For Sunday Ticket Package, Over-The-Top Rights

    Published August 25, 2014

    See the listing for DIRECTV The NFL is "on the verge of a deal with DirecTV for its Sunday Ticket package that will see its average annual rights fee increase" to $1.3-1.4B over the next decade, according to Kaplan & Ourand in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. DirecTV’s rights fee will "increase by a mid-single-digit percentage each year in a deal that will sync up with the NFL’s other TV deals, which run into the next decade." ESPN’s deal runs through the '21 regular season while the...

    Tags: Media, DirecTV, NFL
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    Daily Fantasy Sports Company DraftKings Buys StarStreet In Latest Major Acquisition

    Published August 25, 2014 by Eric Fisher

    DraftKings Inc., a Boston-based daily fantasy sports company, has purchased local rival outfit StarStreet, the second acquisition this summer by DraftKings and the latest move in a period of marked growth for the company. The purchase of StarStreet follows a recent purchase of N.Y.-based DraftStreet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DraftKings recently closed on a $41M Series C round of venture capital funding designed to fund the company’s ongoing growth phase. N.Y.-based investment b...

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