Combat Sports Fight Their Way to Cable
- Fifty Million Viewers Can't Be Wrong: Professional Wrestling, Sports-Entertainment, and Mimesis. Atkinson, Michael // Sociology of Sport Journal;Mar2002, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p47
While largely discounted as a genuine sport by most, professional wrestling has evolved from a minor source of "entertainment" to a culturally powerful multi-media complex. Attracting audiences in abundance of fifty million viewers on a weekly basis, professional wrestling has become the number...
- Big Ten Network to Air Live Wrestling This semester. // Amateur Wrestling News;1/15/2008, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p29
The article reports that Big Ten Network will televise the wrestling events from January to February 2007. A number of wrestling events will be carried live by the Big Ten Network. Network President Mark Silverman expresses his delight on bringing the college wrestling event to a national...
- MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. Saltzman, Marc // Newsweek;8/18/2003, Vol. 142 Issue 7, p58
Discusses the popularity of mixed martial arts competitions in the United States. Consideration of various fighting styles such as judo, wrestling, and karate; Rules associated with the competitions; How the fights are broadcast on pay-per-view.
- Wake up and smell the reality. Freeman, Michael // Electronic Media;07/24/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 30, p3
Reports on the broadcast networks' presentations at the Television Critics Association presstour in Pasadena, California. Fox programming executives' renewal of the company's dominant position in the reality show market; National Broadcasting Corp.'s plan to launch reality series, like `Chains...
- MTV stays home. // Broadcasting & Cable;6/10/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 24, p4
Reports the return of the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour to Pasadena in California. Demands of TCA from cable networks; Failure of MTV Network to comply with the TCA requirements; Issue regarding the presence of MTV Network in New York.
- Synditel: So long for now. Ault, Susanne // Broadcasting & Cable;07/24/2000, Vol. 130 Issue 31, p30
Reports on the United States-based television critics group Television Critics Association's cancellation of the Synditel event during its year 2000 critics tour. Television celebrities' failure to attend the event.
- Freshmen lead class of '02 for TCA noms. Feiwell, Jill // Daily Variety;6/4/2002, Vol. 276 Issue 2, p32
Presents the television programs nominated for the annual Television Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles, California. Number of nominations secured by 'Six Feet'; Categories of the awards; Aim of the awards to honor programs with a distinguished track record in television.
- Journos flip over CNBC's freebie. Richmond, Ray // Variety;7/15/96, Vol. 363 Issue 10, p5
Reports that cable network CNBC distributed Motorola cellular phones to reporters and critics during the Television Critics Association's 1996 press tour. Television journalists' reactions to the giveaway.
- For new net plans, press here. Schlosser, Joe // Broadcasting & Cable;01/15/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p98
Focuses on the discussion of reality television programs at the Television Critics Association meeting in Los Angeles, California. Offer of reality series in six major broadcasting networks; Possibility of strike by the Writer's Guild and Screen Actors Guild; Development of the reality series...