Topic: RSNs

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…

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…

The Skipper

A year into helming ESPN's $8 billion sports empire, John Skipper knows success means staying ahead of the competition

Manti Te’o is crazy or stupid, and very possibly both. At present, the only thing the 14 people in an ESPN conference room can agree on is that, for good…

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…