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Crazy Like a You Know What Fox Sports 1 is poised to become a cable heavyweight; CBS, NBC properties expected to take a hit

It’s the worst-kept secret in sports media. And while News Corp. still isn’t prepared to talk up its nascent Fox Sports 1 network, everyone from ESPN to the garrulous guy…

February 12, 2013, 6:15 AM EST

Time Warner Does the Math on Sky-High Sports Rights Cable operator says long-term pacts minimize risk

Time Warner Cable chairman and CEO Glenn Britt on Thursday told investors that the operator’s RSN strategy is designed to minimize costs in the long haul. Speaking on TWC’s fourth quarter…

January 31, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Sports in 140 Characters or Less Five athletes or journos you should be following on Twitter

Much like Twitter, the sports world can be extremely crowded and a complex space to comprehend. But Twitter can also be the ultimate tool for these sports figures, in terms…

January 29, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

Grin and (Panda) Bear It Sandoval homer barrage eats into Fox’s World Series ratings

While it may be a lot of fun to watch Kung Fu Panda swat dingers over the fence at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval’s historic performance in Game…

October 25, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

World Series Preview: Inside Fox’s October Showcase There’s joy in Mudville as baseball continues to deliver

When Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander takes the hill tonight in the opening game of the 108th edition of the World Series, he’ll be stepping into history. While this marks the…

October 24, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

Nashville Hits a Sour Note in Week 2 ABC musical drama falls 29 percent in the dollar demo

A week after hitting all the high notes in its network television debut, ABC’s country music drama Nashville is singing a slower, sadder tune. According to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day ratings data, Nashville…

October 18, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

Retailers Pin Hopes on Christmas Brands relying on social to boost sales this holiday season

With retailers ringing up unusually high sales using Pinterest—arguably the year’s biggest digital-platform sensation—marketers are getting ready to pin holiday gift ideas and seasonal content like glittering ornaments to a…

October 16, 2012, 7:11 AM EDT

Play Ball! Fox, Turner to Re-Up With MLB Multibillion-dollar deals wrap up baseball rights through 2021

Major League Baseball has secured its media rights deals through the start of the next decade, coming to agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on a pair of new eight-year…

September 20, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021 Network’s investment in baseball doubles to $5.35 billion

As the Book of Revelations would have it, 666 is the number of the beast. Tack six zeroes on the end and it’s also the annual fee ESPN will pay…

August 28, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch Renew Sponsorship Pact New deal extends through 2018 season

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a continuation of their 33-year relationship, finalizing an extension that locks in the brewer as baseball’s official beer sponsor through 2018. While financials…

August 22, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

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