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Kevin Byrnes, VP of Ad Sales, on the Launch of Newsmax

Newsmax, a conservative news site that specializes in media watchdogging, is turning into a full-blown cable network—or rather, a satellite network. The new net launches June 16 in DirecTV's 20 million homes, and will count nine hours of original programming—expanding to 18 by the end of December.

Fox Sports 1 Powers Through Its First Month

A month after its much-ballyhooed launch, Fox Sports 1 is proving itself to be a much more attractive advertising environment than its predecessor.

Golf Channel Should Look to Adidas to See How Real Time Is Done

In light of Golf Channel's "I Have A Dream" disaster this week, it's worth getting a close-up of Adidas' effort this summer during Singapore's air pollution problem that resulted from […]

Fox Sports Grabs Rights to Golf’s U.S. Open

On the eve of the launch of its 24/7 cable network, Fox Sports has nailed down the broadcast rights to the U.S. Open, the second of the four major golf championship tournaments. 

NBCU Revenue Soars on Cable, Broadcast Ad Sales Momentum

With the 2013-14 upfront receding in the rearview mirror, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told investors this morning that the company’s broadcast and cable units have made “good p

Storms Can’t Put a Damper on Travelers’ PGA Sponsorship

While play at the 2012 Travelers Championship was suspended this afternoon—a belt of torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed the northeast throughout the day, making golf untenable—the tournament’s title sponsor sees nothing but blue skies in its forecast.

FCC Says Comcast Illegally Discriminated Against the Tennis Channel

Comcast and the Federal Communications Commission will be in front of Chief Administrative Law Judge Richard Sippel today, arguing over the cable provider's treatment of the Tennis Channel.

Golf Channel Tees Up Ad-Friendly Site

NBCUniversal’s online golf destination, GolfChannel.com, is getting a much-needed overhaul, boosting its editorial and video content to provide fans a much more comprehensive user experience—including Facebook and Twitter tie-ins.