Baseball Gets In the Game
- Our (baseball) man in Havana. Cooper, Max // Advertising Age;4/19/1999, Vol. 70 Issue 17, p58
Recalls the efforts of the author to televise the Winter Baseball series between Cuba and the U.S. in 1959. Challenges faced by the author; Importance of the broadcasting of the games to U.S. viewers; Implications of Cuban revolution for the airing of the baseball series.
- MLB can play hardball if record ratings hold up. Thomaselli, Rich // Advertising Age;10/10/2005, Vol. 76 Issue 41, p6
This article reports on the possibility of a third straight year of record TV ratings for the 2006 postseason of the Major League Baseball in the U.S., which could result to a lot of bargaining for exclusivity rights when national broadcast rights with News Corp.'s Fox expire in 2006. "Look at...
- By satellite from Munich. // Columbia Journalism Review;Nov/Dec1972, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p3
This article comments on the coverage of events by the American Broadcasting Co. When the American Broadcasting Co. bought U.S. rights to the summer Olympics, the network had to deal with developments in the games. Technically, the coverage reached clarity and ingenuity as sports journalism is...
- THE DEMOS. // Broadcasting & Cable;2/7/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p13
Focuses on the audience share gathered by pro sport television programs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as of February 7, 2005. Percentage of the city's residents who are National Hockey League and Penguin supporters; Cable penetration in Pittsburgh; Age of the audience who watch more pro sport shows.
- CABLERS DEVELOP A NEW GAME PLAN. Dempsey, John // Variety;10/13/2003, Vol. 392 Issue 9, p21
Reports on the competition among U.S. sports cable TV broadcasters. List of cable operators that signed up for NBA TV in October 2003; Schedule of the launching of the National Football League NFL Network; Cancellation of the plan of Major League Baseball (MLB) to join cable TV. INSET: NIELSEN...
- Affiliates Plan Local Olympics Show. Grossman, Ben // Broadcasting & Cable;12/5/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 52, p28
The article reports on the plan by NBC and its local affiliates to produce a 30-minute nightly local pre-show simultaneous with the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy in February 2006. The show, titled "Olympic Zone," will be carried by NBC and local TV stations in the 7-8 evening slot. It will be...
- Fox Turns D@!# Cautious for Super Bowl. // Broadcasting & Cable;1/24/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p8
Reports on the plan by the Fox broadcast network to air the program "Best Darn Super Bowl Roadshow Period" beginning February 6, 2004. Move by the network to sign up singer Paul McCartney for the halftime show; Efforts by the network to avoid fines and penalties imposed by the U.S. Federal...
- A Season Like No Other. Reynolds, Mike // Multichannel News;3/1/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p21
Reports on the lawsuits, channels and rights deals in the U.S. sports television broadcasting as of March 2004. Acquisition of the cable rights for the Minnesota Twins baseball team by Victory Sports; Controversies involving the rights owned by FSN; Changes on the coverage of ESPN on Major...
- Sports No Longer Rules Newscasts. Buch, Al; Dupont, Nancy McKenzie // Television Week;9/8/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 36, p10
Focuses on the decline in the interest of viewers in sports broadcasting in the U.S. Reasons behind the decline in sports; Remarks from Jim Willi of Audience Research and Development on the issue; Decision of news director Mark Casey to minimize his ties with professional teams.