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  • Sports publishers are making more money off women's sports

    Growing advertiser interest in the Women's World Cup, women's basketball and other female athletes means new revenue opportunities for sports outlets. The post Sports publishers are making more money off women’s sports appeared first on Digiday.

  • Sports media: Sports Illustrated sells its rights, not its soul

    Magazine’s sale to non-media entity won’t affect its journalistic standards. I don’t see many movies, so I’m about to date myself. Remember “Conspiracy Theory” with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts from 1997? Hey, that’s only 22 years ago – half my life ago Anyway, Roberts’ character, government lawyer Alice Sutton, notices that Gibson’s character, paranoid conspiracy theorist Jerry Fletcher, has a dozen copies of “Catcher in the Rye” on a shelf. Jerry admits to owning more that he stores elsewhere...

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  • Sports media: White Sox are on the rise, and so are their ratings on NBC Sports Chicago

    The South Siders are up 41 percent from last season, and their streaming numbers are up a lot more. It’s a great time to be a White Sox fan. Yes, Cubs fans, such a time does exist. The Sox are at a place in their rebuild where their games finally are more compelling than confounding. They’re giving their fans reasons to watch that are more tangible than the hope that accompanies each prospect. Sox fans see the future, and they like what they see. In fact, the Sox’ ratings on NBC Sports Chicago...

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  • Sports media: The new NBC Sports Chicago says its calling card will be access

    Starting in October, the home of the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox will have a different feel to it. The Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network will launch in February, but before then, another local regional sports network will debut. The new NBC Sports Chicago. It’s not moving in your channel lineup, and it might look just the same. But starting in October, the home of the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox will have a different feel to it. “It’s not the same old, same old minus one,” said Brooks Boyer,...

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