Gone Fishin' (for Subs)
- ESPN goes to the X-treme for a global presence. Darby, Ian // Campaign;8/24/2007, Issue 34, p17
This article reports on growth opportunities offered by X Games, the live event created by the sports broadcaster ESPN, to ESPN to become a global media player. It is stated that X Games have evolved into a top-class sporting event in its own right, attracting the leading participants in each...
- ESPN on college bowl roll. LEVINE, STUART // Daily Variety;1/5/2010, Vol. 306 Issue 2, p8
The article reports on the big dividends paid by the college football bowl season for ESPN for its telecast in the U.S. It notes that nearly 24 million viewers tuned in to see the Ohio State defeat Oregon in the Rose Bowl. It points out that the network offers various gridiron matchups. It adds...
- BOWLING OVER ITS RIVALS. Leggett, William // Sports Illustrated;1/20/1975, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p44
The article explores the battle amongst U.S. television stations in their football programming. ABC and CBS had been seeing a decreasing number of viewers on its football offering, which includes college and Monday night professional games for the former and National Football League (NFL)...
- Feast or Surfeit? // Time;12/9/1974, Vol. 104 Issue 24, p118
The article focuses on efforts exerted by the three American broadcasting companies, the American Broadcasting Co. (ABC), the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) and the CBS, to increase the rate of their popularity by making active involvement in the National Football League (N.F.L.). It highlights...
- World Cup Runs Over for ESPN, Univision. Reynolds, Mike // Multichannel News;7/19/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p29
The article reports that U.S. rights-holders ESPN and Univision Interactive Media have gained the top spot television network on air and online for covering the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in the U.S. It states that the 2010 World Cup is watched by 111.6...
- NBA Playoffs a Slam Dunk. Thomas^Umstead, R. // Multichannel News;6/9/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 23, p6
The article focuses on the significance of the 2008 National Basketball Association playoffs in Turner Network Television (TNT) and ESPN in the U.S. The playoffs featured top stars such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Lebron James as well as competitive series matchups. Meanwhile, ESPN drew...
- Some like it local. Romano, Allison // Broadcasting & Cable;06/11/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 25, p28
Reports the impact of regional sports broadcasting on national television viewership ratings in the United States. Decline in ESPN's and FX's ratings; Explanation of regional sports networks for the declining ratings; Use of national programming by Fox Sports Net affiliates.
- Fox Sports 1 Goes Wide With 90M-Home Rollout. REYNOLDS, MIKE // Multichannel News;8/19/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 31, p2
The article discusses the growth of American sports oriented cable television channel Fox Sports 1 in the U.S. as it reports its 90 million subscribers after its launch on August 17, 2013.
- Where'd all the sports go? Mariotti, Jay // Sporting News;04/30/2001, Vol. 255 Issue 18, p7
Focuses on the lack of interest among Americans in watching sports events on television. Reasons underlying the attitude; Areas affected by the ratings drop; Inundation of viewers with sex and rock and roll; Importance of treating sports with more intelligence and less frivolity.