ESPN Dumps Rights to NHL Games
- ESPN benches hockey games. Dempsey, John // Daily Variety;6/2/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 44, p14
Reports on the announcement of ESPN Inc. that it will not pick up its option to carry National Hockey League (NHL) games next season for $60 million in the U.S. Alternative for license fees in the deal of NHL with NBC Universal Sports for the rights to some post-season games and the Stanley Cup...
- Nets ponder future as NHL puts season on ice. // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;2/22/2005, Vol. 387 Issue 50, p50
The article reports that according to ESPN Inc., one of the National Hockey League's (NHL) biggest television partners, the league's cancellation of the 2004-05 season is leading the network to review whether it should keep professional hockey on ESPN2. ESPN has a one-year contract with the NHL,...
- ESPN Hikes Football Drama. Frutkin, A.J. // MediaWeek;8/11/2003, Vol. 13 Issue 29, p6
Focuses on the TV program "Playmakers" that will be launched by ESPN in August 2003. Forecast of Mark Shapiro, VP of programming and production, on the show; Amount paid by ESPN for rights to the National Basketball Association; Schedule of the show.
- ESPN: The Puck Stops Here. // Broadcasting & Cable;6/6/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 23, p32
Reports on the move of TV network ESPN Inc. to decline its option to cover the 2005-2006 season of the National Hockey League (NHL). Reason for the decision of the network to refuse the coverage of the hockey league; Contract between the league and TV network NBC; Efforts of ESPN in maintaining...
- Ops Fret ESPN Hikes: This Year's and 2002's. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;04/30/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 18, p1
Reports on the preparations of cable television operators for a rate increase from ESPN. Potential acquisition of National Basketball Association package; Renewal of Sunday-night National Football League package.
- Shapiro: ESPN's Pivitol Development Player. // Multichannel News;8/15/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 33, p13
Interviews ESPN executive Mark Shapiro on company policies regarding sports programming. Achievements of the ESPN Original Entertainment division; Update on the second season of "The Contender"; Comments on the financial aspects for the airing of "Monday Night Football."
- Love of Sports Leads to ESPN. Hibberd, James // Television Week;9/6/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 36, p16
Profiles Mark Shapiro, executive vice president of programming and production at ESPN cable television network. Educational background of Shapiro; Challenge faced by Shapiro in television programming; Sports series produced by Shapiro; Reason for the production of the scripted series "Playmakers."
- Waking the Giant. Tignor, Stephen // Tennis;Jun2004, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p112
Suggests tips on how ESPN can improve the performance of its TV coverage of tennis tournaments.
- Fulfilling Sports Fans' Passion. Bodenheimer, George W. // Multichannel News;11/15/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 43, p24
The article presents the author's views on the effect of a newly launched enterprise in Bristol, Connecticut, the passionate sports fans, which helped ESPN Inc. grew into a company that today reaches sports fans worldwide through television broadcasting.