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- The world: digest. // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;11/22/2005, Vol. 391 Issue 48, p8
The article presents news briefs related to the television broadcasting industry around the world. Premiere sports head Hans Mahr announced recently that German pay television group Premiere will launch a new free-TV channel in the first half of 2006 to carry UEFA Champions League soccer...
- DirecTV Sky-High on Hi-Def. Whitney, Daisy // Television Week;10/30/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 41, p16
The article deals with the switch of the satellite operator DirecTV to high-definitions (HD) strategy. DirecTV is betting big on HD by initiating satellites that will allow bandwidths for HD channels. Eric Shanks, vice president of entertainment, urged that networks must make the transition to...
- Driving for More HDTV. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;10/10/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 42, p24
Reports on the plan of Fox Sports Net (FSN) to increase the number of live sports events that it will broadcast in high-definition TV in 2006. Overview of sports leagues covered by the cable network; Number of FSN's regional sports networks; Costs associated with the enhanced service; Addition...
- MLB picture gets clearer. Wang, Karissa S. // Electronic Media;8/6/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 32, p8
Reports that WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois will broadcast a Cubs-Rockies baseball game in high-definition television (HDTV) on digital channel WGN-DT. Tribune Co.'s ownership of the Chicago Cubs team and the Tribune Television station group, which includes WGN; Other Tribune stations to air...
- TENNIS CHANNEL. // Advertising Age;5/3/2010, Vol. 81 Issue 18, pC68
The article, part of a special advertising section, focuses on the cable television network Tennis Channel. The network presents live television broadcasting of tennis tournaments, and programs related to the sport such as historical documentary programs and instructional programs. The network's...
- New sports net in San Diego. SM // Broadcasting & Cable;3/7/94, Vol. 124 Issue 10, p22
Reports on Prime Ticket Network's launching of a regional sports network for the San Diego, California market. Use of General Instrument's signal compression system; Built-in client base with the Los Angeles Prime Network already carried by nine major cable systems in the San Diego market;...
- Split decision on Bowe/Holyfield buys. McConville, Jim // Broadcasting & Cable;11/13/95, Vol. 125 Issue 46, p84
Reports on cable television network TVKO's pay-per-view coverage of the November 4, 1995, Riddick Bowe-Evander Holyfield boxing bout. Impact of Mike Tyson's withdrawal on the event's buy rates; Industry observers' comments.
- Changing the Game. Kelly, Richard // Broadcasting & Cable;06/19/2000, Vol. 130 Issue 26, p16A
Features CNN/SI, Cable News Network's sports news network. Subscription; Major sporting events aired by the network; Programming strategy.
- The Baseball Network steps to the plate. McClellan, Steve // Broadcasting & Cable;7/11/94, Vol. 124 Issue 28, p18
Reports on The Baseball Network's readiness to begin operations. Production and integration of 14 live simultaneous prime time Major League Baseball games; Logistic challenges.