Topic: Regional Sports Networks

Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating

No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

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…

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…

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…

Earnings: Cable Helps Lift News Corp. Profits

Fox News Channel, FX boost ad sales in Q1

News Corp. reported today that its fiscal year first-quarter earnings tripled from a year ago, reflecting a one-time gain from the sale of its NDS holdings and a strong showing…

In Late Push, Candidates Target Big Ten Network

Fox Sports' RSNs drum up big business with Obama, Romney backers

Local sports have elbowed their way into the presidential election season, as both campaigns and the various PACs looking to sway voters have targeted RSNs in key battleground states. President Barack…

FCC Orders Cablevision to Hand HD Sports Programming Over to Competitors

Long-running fight over MSG Networks could still continue

Subscribers to AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS in the New York area will soon be able to view some of their favorite New York sports teams, including the New York…

Pac-12 to Kick Off Homegrown TV Unit

National network and six RSNs will launch in 2012

Pacific-12 commissioner Larry Scott on Wednesday announced the launch of the athletic conference’s own television unit, a suite that will include a national cable TV network and a half-dozen regional…