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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…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

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…

September 20, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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,…

August 27, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

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…

August 7, 2013, 11:23 PM EDT

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…

August 7, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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…

July 31, 2013, 11:14 AM EDT

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…

July 23, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

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…

May 31, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

Fast Break: TBS to Air Final Four in 2014 College hoops title game shifts to cable in 3 years

After three years of sharing the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports have agreed to accelerate their transition game. Beginning in March…

May 7, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

ESPN Lands Cheapie Big East Rights Deal Bristol matches NBC Sports' $130 million bid

ESPN has matched NBC Sports' bid for the media rights to the Big East Conference, and in so doing has secured its position as the league's primary rights holder. While neither…

February 24, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

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