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Sports Rights Deals
Fox announced Thursday that its new national sports network — Fox Sports 1 — is set to debut Saturday with all major cable, satellite and telco TV operators, but while it will be carried by DirecTV…
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…
Forgive Bob Wright for feeling a sense of deja vu lately, inasmuch as recent headlines surrounding network television appear to keep recycling issues he faced during his 20-year tenure as president…
While Murdoch & Co.'s grand plan appears to have come together almost perfectly, there was a larger game of chess going on than many investors realized.
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…
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