New Sports Nets: No Sure Thing
- Disoriented Sports Fans Can Eat Cake. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;10/30/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 43, p28
The author reflects on the television network that broadcast the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants Monday Night Football contest in the U.S. He reveals that the said sports event has moved from broadcast television to cable networks. He further points out that the entire playoff of the sports...
- THE BIZ: Inside Move. Lemire, Joe // Sports Illustrated;3/16/2009, Vol. 110 Issue 11, p22
The article reports that the Versus television network, which was formerly called the Outdoor Life Network, has grown in popularity with young viewers. The network is owned by Comcast, and broadcasts numerous sporting events including hockey, bullriding, and cycling. It has grown steadily in...
- ESPN's Latest Goal: More Live Games. Consoli, John // Adweek;9/29/2008, Vol. 49 Issue 29, p5
The article reports that John Skipper, head of programming for the cable television company ESPN, said that his main goal was to expand the number of the company's live broadcasts of sports events on its cable television networks. Skinner wishes to replace many of the scripted and reality...
- ESPN MAKES JUMP TO MAJOR LEAGUE. Hampp, Andrew // Advertising Age;5/14/2007, Vol. 78 Issue 20, p32
An interview with George Bodenheimer, President of the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is presented. Bodenheimer was asked how ESPN can keep young men loyal to the station. He was also asked how he was able to build ESPN into a multi-platform brand when his competitors are...
- 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.
- Pac-10 deal with Liberty Sports. // MediaWeek;6/13/94, Vol. 4 Issue 24, p4
Reports on Liberty Sports' renewal of a deal with Pac-10 football for exclusive cable and regional rights to 18 conference games annually beginning in 1995 through 2000. Contract provisions.
- The big picture. Arkush, Michael; Russell, Geoff // Golf World;04/14/2000, Vol. 53 Issue 37, p8
Reports on the junior golf tournament that will debut on the Golf Channel in May 2000 as well as the agreement reached by ABC with Billy Ray Brown to be an on-course commentator.
- A bittersweet swan song? Dupree, Scotty // MediaWeek;10/9/95, Vol. 5 Issue 38, p6
Reports on the unexpected success of The Baseball Network's regional feeds of Major League Baseball playoff games. Medium-to-strong audience performance of the televised playoff games; Success in the scheduling of the divisional playoffs; Virgin markets as source of biggest metered-market ratings.