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The NFL Wants a Piece of the $11 Billion Fantasy Football Market

Will this crowded field have room for a new player?

The NFL released its new NFL Now app on Wednesday to establish a presence in the digital market and tap into the fantasy league profits. The Hollywood Reporter explains that, based…

Dish-Disney Carriage Deal Disables the Hopper

Many concessions in long-term distribution pact

Six months after the expiration of their joint carriage deal, the Walt Disney Co. and Dish Network have agreed to a long-term pact that will not only keep ABC, ESPN…

Thursday Night Is a Game Changer for NFL Network

Pumped-up roster sends affiliate fees soaring

Adding five Thursday Night Football games to its lineup has paid handsome dividends for NFL Network, enabling the league’s in-house TV outlet to boost its carriage fees by as much…

Companies Spend Millions on TV Stations to Sell in Government Auction

39 stations likely headed for auction in 2014

A number of companies are buying TV stations not for the glamour of the broadcasting business, but for the megahertz. Betting that TV spectrum will bring a tidy profit when…

Walking Dead Scares Up Monster Ratings

AMC zombie show's season opener is most-watched drama telecast in cable history

Despite going head-to-head with the NFL and the MLB Playoffs, AMC’s zombie-apocalypse thriller The Walking Dead scared up record ratings Sunday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the 9 p.m. premiere averaged…

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