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Topic: Major League Baseball

Fox to Secure Controlling Stake in YES Network

Conglomerate to take an 80 percent interest in Yankees’ home RSN

21st Century Fox on Friday announced it would take a controlling stake in YES Network, upping its of Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, raising its ownership position in the RSN…

NFL, MLB Urge Supreme Court to Take Aereo Case

Sports would move to pay TV, leagues argue

The National Football League and Major League Baseball have joined with broadcasters in asking the Supreme Court to shut down Aereo. In an amicus brief filed with the court, the…

Red Sox Drive Solid World Series Ratings

Fall Classic rebounds from last year’s low-water mark

In clinching their third World Series title in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox helped Fox post solid, if unspectacular, ratings. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Wednesday night’s clincher delivered a…

Boston Blowout Doesn’t Put a Damper on World Series Ratings

Fox scores as Sox takes Game 1

An unhittable Jon Lester and a bevvy of bearded batsmen may have turned Game 1 of the 2013 World Series into a blowout, but that didn’t seem to shake up…

Fox Enlists Mega-Robot to Promote FS1 Launch

Cleatus comes to life … and he’s bearing down on a city near you

Cleatus walks among us. In advance of the August 17 launch of Fox Sports 1, the network’s marketing and promotions team has brought the animated Fox NFL Sunday robot to life…

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN

FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News. Silver, the political number cruncher who predicted the…

Mo Shines, but All-Star Ratings Continue to Falter

Another low-rated Midsummer Classic for Fox

As baseball’s all-time saves leader ambled in from the bullpen in the bottom of the 8th inning, fans at Citi Field—and all over America—stood up and took notice. New York Yankees…

Fox Sports Cooks Up Epic Promo for FS1

90-second spot will air during MLB All-Star Game

Fox Sports has created a supersized new promo spot designed to get viewers of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game pumped for the launch of what it is calling the “biggest…

Fox Bows Double Box Ad Format in MLB Broadcast

Picture-in-picture execution to pop up in Sox-Tigers game

After kicking the tires on the “double box” ad format in Nascar races and during the Jan. 4 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, Fox Sports is taking its innovative break to…

Disney’s Rasulo Dismisses the Fox Sports 1 Threat

Mouse House CFO relegates ESPN rivals to a ‘distant No. 2’

While Fox Sports 1 believes it will be competitive with ESPN within a few years after its August 17 launch, at least one of Bristol’s corporate overseers seems all but…

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