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Topic: Nfl

Organizations Accuse NFL of Coercing Stations to Buy Up Tickets to Avoid Blackout Comments to FCC on eliminating sports blackout rule due today

Did the National Football League strongarm broadcast networks and affiliates to purchase blocks of game tickets in order to avoid local blackouts during the 2013 season and to curry political…

February 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

February 24, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

DirecTV Keeps Plugging Away at NFL Sunday Ticket Renewal Satellite TV giant looks to retain exclusive rights to package

DirecTV continues to plug away at a deal that would allow it to retain the exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, but the satellite-TV giant said it has…

February 20, 2014, 7:21 PM EST

CBS Lands Tony Gonzalez as NFL Today Analyst Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe out as network seeks to boost pre-game ratings

CBS Sports is making some big moves at its signature pro football studio show, signing 10-time All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez as an NFL Today analyst. Beginning this fall, Gonzalez joins…

February 18, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

Nothing Can Stop The Walking Dead AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama tops the Olympics, everything else on TV

The midseason premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead did its usual number on the rest of the TV landscape, scaring up 15.8 million viewers and a whopping 8.2 rating in…

February 10, 2014, 3:29 PM EST

4 Burning Questions About CBS’ New NFL Package Football will be a game-changer

In securing the rights to the National Football League’s new Thursday night franchise, CBS effectively pulled the rug out from under its broadcast competition. While it’s no secret that NBC…

February 6, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

NBC Shuts Down The Michael J. Fox Show Peacock’s third new Thursday night sitcom is a goner

NBC’s beleaguered Thursday prime-time lineup continues to give the network fits, and as of this evening, the night’s lone remaining new show has been pulled from the schedule. Effective immediately, The Michael…

February 5, 2014, 10:53 PM EST

With NFL Win, CBS Lands an Even Bigger Bang Network wins rights for new Thursday night package

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, CBS appears to have outbid its broadcast competition for the rights to the new Thursday night NFL package. While NBC was thought to be…

February 5, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

Nielsen Overturns Earlier Call: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Most-Watched, Ever Blowout scares up a record 112.2 million viewers

In retrospect, it was over before it started, but Super Bowl XLVIII still managed to draw more viewers than any other broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

February 3, 2014, 4:36 PM EST

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