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Topic: NBC Sports Network

Here's AOL's Playbook for Becoming a Sports Content Leader, but Is It a Winning Strategy?

In a crowded field, digital giant hopes to find and fill a niche

Yannis Pappas, comedian-turned-host of one of AOL's new sports video programs called 2 Point Lead, is sitting in a reception area-turned-makeshift-set in the middle of AOL's New York headquarters. He's…

Nascar Legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Loom Large in New Campaign

Goodby's spots hype the importance of the Xfinity race series

Stock car legends Richard "The King" Petty and the late Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt won the most Nascar season titles with seven apiece—putting them in rarified air among the many…

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing

Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

Fox Sports 1 Powers Through Its First Month

Startup cable net dominates second-tier players

A month after its much-ballyhooed launch, Fox Sports 1 is proving itself to be a much more attractive advertising environment than its predecessor. According to Nielsen data, FS1’s first 30 days…

Fox Sports 1 Studio Shows Stumble Out of Gate

Fox Sports Live, Crowd Goes Wild deliver tiny audiences at outset

After getting off to a fast start a little more than a week ago, Fox Sports 1’s signature highlights show is having trouble finding an audience. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

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

High bid displaces NBC Sports, ESPN

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…

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

CEOs predict renewals for ESPN, TNT

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll…

NBCU Revenue Soars on Cable, Broadcast Ad Sales Momentum

Peacock closing the CPM gap

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 progress” in their ongoing quest to…

NBC Sports Drives Off With Nascar Rights

ESPN, TNT to take a final lap in 2014

On the eve of ESPN’s 18-race Nascar season, it appears that the network’s affiliation with auto racing is entering its final lap. According to multiple sources, ESPN will not renew its…

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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