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  • No end in sight for this troubling sports TV trend

    A priest, a rabbi, an atheist and a Trappist monk walk into a bar. Bartender says, “What is this, a joke?” Yes, a bad joke. The same one, too. Former Vikings star wide receiver Cris Carter — given to outrageous on-air takes, first with HBO and ESPN then Fox — is out at Fox, the

    New York Post
  • Barry Frank, sports TV, marketing pioneer, dies at 87

    Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary with guts and incredible

    The Washington Times
  • 'The true religion of America': Why one TV mogul is going all in on sports

    As streaming has turned the television industry on its head, one media mogul went against the trend this year. He revealed the advice from News Corp. Founder Rupert Murdoch by way of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison that led him to do it.

  • Sports Fans More Likely To Consume Smartphone Content But Pay-TV Still Popular

    Pay-TV has long benefited from premium sports rights and the desire for large screen viewing. But rise of streaming and social media is having an impact