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10 Million Page Views ! ! ! At about 10:30 p.m..m. ET on Thursday, May 31, 2012, “Hot Off The Press” (including both its first and second incarnations) hit 10,000,000 page views. Special kudos go to long-time – and prolific -- posters Dad1153, dcowboy7, doubleDAZ, keenan, DrDon and foxeng. In particular,Dad’s tireless efforts the past 19 months have kept the thread vibrant, relevant -- and continuing to grow in page views month after month. So...
Business Notes Cable TV networks feel pressure of programming costs By Meg James, Los Angeles Times, December 8, 2011 Call it a cable squeeze play. Cable television networks may be the most lucrative divisions of many large media companies, but the networks are beginning to feel the pinch of dramatically higher programming costs. In 2006, TV sports giant ESPN spent $3.5 billion on programming for its flagship channel. This year, the channel's content...
TV Notes The Super Bowl Gets Its (Material) Girl: Madonna to Perform at Halftime Show By Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times, in the “Arts Beat” blog, December 5, 2011 Having been burned in the past by artists who proved too controversial, the National Football League has chosen a half-time performer for Super Bowl XLVI, with a nice, safe, biblically inspired name. Well, not exactly. Madonna, the singer and multi-hyphenate whose résumé includes...
TV Sports Another jackpot for NFL TV renewals near; rights fees expected to jump at least 60% By Daniel Kaplan & John Ourand, Sports Business Journal Staff Writers December 5, 2011 The NFL is about to hit pay dirt. Again. The league is close to renewing TV deals with all of its broadcast partners that will result in massive rights fee increases of more than 60 percent across the board, underscoring the unrivaled strength of NFL programming. For the...
TV Sports Report: NFL's new TV deals will pay $24 billion By Tom Weir, USA TODAY December 5, 2011 SportsBusinessDaily.com says the NFL is about to prove that the rich get richer, and then some. The website says the league is close to an across-the-board renewal of TV deals that will boost rights fees by more than 60% and yield $24 billion over the next eight years. The new deals would mean that CBS, NBC and Fox would pay an average of $1 billion...
Thanksgiving night’s Nielsen overnight prime-time ratings – along with analyst Marc Berman’s view of what they mean -- have been posted in Marc’s Media INSights blog: http://www.tvmediainsights.com/
Sunday’s metered market overnight prime-time ratings – along with the thoughts of veteran TV ratings analyst Marc Berman -- can be found here: http://www.tvmediainsights.com/
TV Sports NFL Network and Time Warner Continue to Spar By Richard Sandomir, The New York Times, October 4, 2011 Karen Waldkirch, a freelance writer in Wauwatosa, Wis., owns shares in the Green Bay Packers and buys season tickets to their games at Lambeau Field. Yet if she wants to satisfy her hunger for news about the Packers on the NFL Network, she cannot. She is a customer of Time Warner Cable, which refuses to show it. “When we went to the...
Eight Million Page Views ! ! ! At about 1:30 a.m. ET today, September 26, 2011, “Hot Off The Press” (including both its first and second incarnations) hit 8,000,000 page views. Special kudos go to long-time - and prolific -- posters Dad1153, doubleDAZ, keenan, NetworkTV, URFloorMatt, HDTVChallenged, dcowboy7, and foxeng. In particular,Dad's tireless efforts the past 11 months have kept the thread vibrant, relevant -- and continuing to grow in page views...
With all respect, Jim, I disagree.McCourt is asking the bankruptcy judge to invalidate a current contract with Fox, which includes an exclusive negotiating window after the 2012 season.Then he would sell rights for future seasons (and presumably pocket the money) before he sells what is left of the team.(As a one-time 22-year (1987-2008) season ticket holder at Dodger Stadium), I trust MLB will prevail and force this fly-by-night poseur out.But that aside, I fail to see...
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