The much-anticipated opening-week “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles gave ESPN its highest rating yet for its first game of the season. And that…
Numbers are in for the first full week of national sports channel Fox Sports 1, and the net has left plenty of room for improvement. Nielsen estimates that FS1 averaged 161,000 viewers in primetime…
As media conglomerates other than owner Walt Disney launch their own sports-focused cablers, the question is whether the Bristol, Conn.-based powerhouse can dominate the field or if it must share the…
As the CBS blackout on Time Warner Cable appears to be heading into a second week, a big contract dispute may be brewing between Dish Network and Disney/ABC and ESPN — and it could be every bit as…
In a game-changing deal, Fox Sports has signed a 12-year agreement for the U.S. Open championship beginning in 2015. The U.S. Open had been televised by NBC Sports on the weekend since 1995, and ESPN…
Apple has gotten its hands on cable TV networks in a fashion — announcing that HBO Go and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV set-tops — but the services are available only to…
LONDON — U.K. telecom giant British Telecom has acquired ESPN’s U.K. and Ireland TV channels business in a deal understood to be worth in the “low tens of millions” of pounds. BT will continue to air…
ESPN has sold its U.K. and Ireland TV channels business to telecom giant British Telecom in a deal understood to be worth in the "low-to-mid tens of millions" of dollars.
Disney is "exploring an exit" from the British TV sports market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League soccer.
AT&T's U-verse, the up-and-comer in the video space, Tuesday renewed a long-term distribution deal with Walt Disney Co. that extends content on demand and to new authenticated services.
Cablevision and Walt Disney have inked a comprehensive, multi-year distribution deal that includes new services like authenticated WATCH products, ESPN3 and ESPN 3D and the upcoming ABC…
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