THROUGH THE WIRE
- Sports Networks Continue To Bolster Their Broadband Rosters. Stump, Matt // Multichannel News;11/4/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 44, p12B
Reports that major U.S. cable sports networks continue to expand the broadband content available on their web sites as a way to extend their television brands online and to help operators push cable-modem service. Increase in revenue generated from subscription to broadband services; Networks...
- In Demand rushes NFL over rights. Dempsey, John // Daily Variety;8/8/2002, Vol. 276 Issue 47, p1
Reports on In Demand's plan to acquire the cable pay-per-view rights to the 'NFL Sunday Ticket' out-of-market games beginning 2003 in the U.S. In Demand's negotiation plans with the National Football League; DirecTV's ownership of the exclusive rights to the Sunday-afternoon package since 1994.
- MTV. CBS TEAM ON SUPER BOWL SHOW. Bernstein, Paula // Daily Variety;08/23/2000, Vol. 268 Issue 57, p4
Reports that Music Television (MTV) will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, which will air January 28, 2001 on CBS. Plan of MTV to book a block of National Football League (NFL)-themed programming on the day prior to the event; Taping of the show 'Total Request Live' from the NFL...
- VALUE OF THE GAME. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;11/4/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 44, p1B
Examines the relationship between sporting events and the cable industry and the high level of influence each has on the other. Domination of cable or broadcast networks in telecast rights of major U.S. sports; Consistent viewership ratings enjoyed by sporting events; High costs of acquisition...
- Cox Tips Hornets-Centered Net In N'awlins. Umstead, R Thomas // Multichannel News;10/28/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 43, p14
Reports on deals of the regional sports network Cox Sports Television, slated to launch on October 28, 2002 with several television networks. Terms of the agreement of the network with the ESPN channel to provide college-sports events and news programming; Plans of the network regarding its...
- Cable bases loading up with new sports webs. Richmond, Ray // Variety;10/14/96, Vol. 364 Issue 11, p39
Reports on developments related to cable television in the United States as of October 14, 1996. Cable networks' launch of sports news channels; Background on the market for sports news channels; Market observers' comments.
- Ganging up on sports fees. Romano, Allison // Broadcasting & Cable;5/13/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p22
Focuses on the impact of increased sports-programming cost on the cable television broadcasting of sports events in the U.S. Reference to the failure of Cablevision Systems to carry Yankees Entertainment & Sports; Subscribers lost by Cablevision due to the conflict; Involvement of ESPN.
- Court TV. Sparrow, David // Tennis;
Reports on the launching of the Tennis Channel cable network.
- Cameras on the court. Romano, Allison // Broadcasting & Cable;10/28/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 44, p44
Reports on innovative techniques adopted by sports cable television network ESPN to attract viewers to its National Basketball Association (NBA) coverage in late October 2002. Technology implemented by ESPN to broadcast NBA action; Usage of interactive chalkboard by TNT to help viewers to break...