WHEN THE WHEELS COME OFF
- No pay-per-coup. Quindt, Fritz // Sporting News;6/10/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 23, p8
Focuses on the cost of the pay-per-view telecast of sporting events. Retail price of the Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson boxing match; Predictions of sports analysts; Hoax in the concept that all sporting events are going pay-per-view.
- College pay package is stunted. Freeman, Michael // MediaWeek;9/26/94, Vol. 4 Issue 37, p10
Reports on the buy rate for pay-per-view games via ESPN/ABC during the college football season. Sales of the `season ticket' package; Schedule of the football games; Teams that garner the most number of televiewers; Breakdown of a ESPN/ABC viewing package.
- Discord in PPV land? Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;02/21/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p24
Reports contract dispute between Showtime Event Television and In Demand over pay-per-view (PPV) broadcasting of Mike Tyson-Lou Savarese fight. Implications of the dispute for the PPV industry; Negotiation of the companies on Mike Tyson PPV rate card; Offers of overseas promoters for a pay...
- PPV-Event Ratings Declined in Quarter. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;04/17/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p28
Reports on the financial performance of the United States pay-per-view (PPV) industry during the first quarter of 2000. Paucity of PPV events; Comparison with year-ago figures; Lack of high-profile PPV boxing matches; Loss of the World Wrestling Federation's `WrestleMania'; Overall number of...
- Event Revenue Still Hit or Miss. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;04/17/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p28
Comments on the financial performance of the United States pay-per-view (PPV) sector during the first quarter of 2000. Comparison with year-ago figures; High-profile nature of events that took place during the 1999 first quarter; Industry's inability to fill the downtime between big-ticket...
- 'Free to Air' Will Hit Pub Revenues. // Hospitality Ireland;Oct2010, Issue 67, p56
The article discusses claims by an Oireachtas Committee on communication about the benefits of selling the broadcast rights to major sports matches to pay television channels.
- Sports Junkies Of The U.S., Rejoice! Johnson, William Oscar // Sports Illustrated;7/23/1979, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p43
The article reports that Getty Oil is paying 10 million U.S. dollars for a majority interest in a cable television (TV) company in Plainville, Connecticut, called The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Inc. (ESPN). The cable TV company reportedly plans to launch the nation's first...
- ESPN's Dark Side Makes Some Cheer the Force of Disruption. Lowry, Brian // Variety;1/13/2016, Vol. 330 Issue 14, p37
The article discusses the approach of ESPN television network toward the challenges it face such as a decline in subscribers and its institutional arrogance. It explores the effort of the cable television network to monopolize sports rights and the way games are scheduled and presented, its...
- USA, TNT may team up to intercept the NFL. Dempsey, John // Variety;6/14/2004, Vol. 395 Issue 5, p8
Reports on the plan of USA and TNT to replace ESPN as the exclusive cable outlet of the National Football League (NFL) as of June 14, 2004. Expiration of the ESPN/NFL contract; Possibility that USA and NBC could put in a humongous joint bid as cable outlets of the football league; Threats of...