Dish Network and the Walt Disney Co. said they reached a short-term extension on their deal, which was set to expire Sept. 30 — averting a blackout of the Mouse House’s cable and broadcast networks…
Sports Rights Deal
As Time Warner Cable has refused to budge on CBS's distribution demands, cable rival Verizon Communications has agreed to pay the Eye to keep its stations on the air for three more years. CBS struck…
While the ancestors for those channels, Speed and Fuel, had existing agreements with the distributors, terms had to be renegotiated given the higher profiles that FS1 and FS2 will have nationally.
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On Aug. 17, viewers will wake up to find the lower-key Speed and Fuel networks transformed into high-adrenaline national sports channels intended to make an immediate impression — among sports fans…
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…
Sports fans, get ready to shell out more coin to watch your fave teams skirmish on TV. Not a sports nut? Well, you're going to pay more, too, if you want to get traditional television service from a…
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…
The network is scheduled for an Aug. 17 launch and will be available in the 90 million homes reached by its ancestor Speed.
The wraps will come off a new national network when Fox Sports Media Group holds its first upfront Tuesday. The timing is apropos as talk of escalating rights costs dominates the industry and sports…