'Extra Innings' Negotiations Play On
- Fox Espanol gets World Series. Sporich, Brett // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/8/2001, Vol. 368 Issue 10, p6
Focuses on sports cable network Fox Sports World Espanol's acquisition of rights to the 2001's Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series. Proposal to produce comprehensive coverage of the playoffs; On-air graphics and audio packages.
- In Demand Pushes for MLB Package. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;02/26/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p30
Reports that In Demand is negotiating with Major League Baseball to acquire rights to the United States league's 'MLB Extra Innings' package. Right to out-of-market games; Goal to help level the playing field for cable.
- 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.
- Baseball now take swing at revenues. Walsh, Thomas // Variety;4/10/95, Vol. 358 Issue 10, p23
Reports on the prospects to television programmers and advertisers of the end of the strike by Major League baseball players. Potential for disenchantment among advertisers and audiences; Sales goals by ABC-NBC partnership Baseball Network.
- Show me the money. McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;03/29/99, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p24
Reports on broadcasters and regional cable networks' continued interest in Major League Baseball in the United States. Broadcasters' purchase of rights to carry their games in 1999; Estimated amount paid by the television and radio industries in rights fees; Fox Sports Net's cable rights;...
- ESPN Breaks Ice With Baseball. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;9/19/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p4
Reports on a cable television rights agreement signed by Major League Baseball with sports cable operator ESPN. Implications of the agreement for Comcast's Outdoor Life Network; Terms of the agreement; Average household rating of ESPN with its baseball telecasts in 2005.
- Playing Field Shifts for Sports Startups. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;3/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p20
The author reflects on the offer of the Major League Baseball (MLB) concerning its MLB Extra Innings package to the cable industry in the U.S. He claims that the doubt of the cable operators to accept the deal was never about its high price but their dissatisfaction regarding MLB's service in...
- 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...