Taking Their Best TV Shots
- Free Bouts Before HBO Event. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;7/11/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 28, p10
Reports on the decision of Home Box Office (HBO) to offer a free one-hour live boxing bout an hour before the July 16, 2005 Bernard Hopkins-Jermain Taylor pay-per-view (PPV) event. Bouts included in the free preview; Aim of HBO for providing free bouts preview; Price of the PPV event.
- The Price Is Right. Llosa, Luis Fernando // Sports Illustrated;5/12/2003, Vol. 98 Issue 19, p80
In sharp contrast to the whopping $49.95 price tag affixed to Oscar De La Hoya's lackluster pay-per-view pummeling of a 25-to-1 underdog, boxing fans, for the first time in 11 years, had the option of watching free fights on NBC over the weekend. The network, in tandem with Telemundo and boxing...
- ESPN's 'MNF' Sets Viewer Record. Lafayette, Jon // Television Week;1/1/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p3
The article reports that the first season of Monday Night Football by ESPN was ranked as the most-watched series in cable television history. The 17-game season averaged 9.1 million households and 12.3 million total viewers and represented the 17th-largest household audience for cable TV in...
- Brazil's Pay TV Game. Penteado, Claudia // Ad Age Global;May2001, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p32
Provides information on the different cable television operators in Brazil that provide pay-per-view services for sports programs and events. Viewership of soccer and extreme sports events; Pay-per-view rates from Pan-American Sports Network and SporTV; Advertisers of cable and satellite networks.
- Must-Not-See TV. Reilly, Rick // Sports Illustrated;4/7/2003, Vol. 98 Issue 14, p92
Offers the author's thoughts on five sports cable television networks set to debut in 2003. Football Network; Ice Channel; Black Belt TV; Tennis Channel; College Sports Television.
- THE KAGAN BOX SCORES. // Cable World (10427228);10/14/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 38, p28
Presents charts related to cable television (TV) broadcasting of sports as of October 2002. Terms of TV sports rights agreements; Information on top major sports events ratings; Top cable sports packages.
- TNT, ESPN Take Aim at Hoops Fans. Lafayette, Jon // Cable World (10427228);10/14/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 38, p48
Reports on the promotional efforts launched by the National Basketball Association's national cable outlets, TNT and ESPN, designed to get viewers. Terms of the deal between AOL Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co.; Description of the television spots run by ESPN about its broadcasting of NBA...
- Cable's Other Lineup. Brady, Shirley // Cable World (10427228);10/14/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 38, p34
Presents an update on cable sports programming as of October 2002. Highlights of the Golf Channel; Features of sports programs on Inspiration Network; Addition of tournaments to the roster of tennis games broadcast by Tennis Channel.
- TVKO Starts Slowly With 2001 Fight Slate. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;01/29/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p22
Reports on developments related to pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast of boxing in the United States as of January 29, 2001. PPV operator TVKO's plan to distribute the April 7, 2001, bout between Prince Naseem Hamed and Marco Antonio Barerra; Boxer Oscar De La Hoya's termination of his contract with...