January 29, 2013 |
There wasn't much news attached to Monday's official announcement that the Dodgers had finalized their deal with Time Warner Cable, nothing that wasn't known already. The 25-year contract starts after the following season and is reportedly worth $7 billion to $8 billion. Mostly it left the same old questions: Will the deal gain Major League Baseball approval, will there be other sports programming on the channel, will there be a Spanish-language outlet, will there be any games on free television?
May 15, 2001 |
Canal Plus must stop buying exclusive broadcast rights to recent French films to air on a pay-per-view basis until France's competition regulator decides whether the practice is unfair, the regulator said. The Conseil de la Concurrence imposed the measure on Canal Plus and its Kiosque unit after an initial inquiry prompted by complaints from two rivals, Multivision, a TV operator, and Television Par Satellite, France's No. 2 digital-satellite TV service.
January 2, 1995 |
Jockeys Corey Black and Alex Solis were talking to reporters Sunday after a day of silence, but they won't be giving television interviews, a practice that is expected to be followed by other riders at Santa Anita. "I'm not doing any television interviews," Black said. "About the other guys, I don't know. This is my decision. We're not the stars, so they don't need us." The Jockeys' Guild's insurance agreement with the Thoroughbred Racing Assns.
March 1, 2001 |
Media group EM.TV & Merchandising said Wednesday that it had exercised an option to lift its stake in Formula One racing to 75%, gaining control over broadcast rights to one of the world's most popular sporting events. The move, clearly flagged by EM.TV and its Munich, Germany-based partner Kirch Group, has been opposed by car makers involved in Formula One racing who are wary of broadcast rights falling into the hands of a single television operator.
January 19, 1994 |
CBS will announce today that it has won the U.S. broadcast rights for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, industry sources said Tuesday. CBS emerged the winner after Fox Broadcasting Co., the other contender for the TV rights, declined to bid, a source said. Fox had been seriously weighing a bid for the 1998 Winter Olympics in the wake of its surprise $1.58-billion winning bid for a new NFL contract.
February 4, 1990 |
From a small, quiet house near a subway station in the shabbily genteel Camden Town district, a rear-guard action is being fought against government reforms that could change the face of British television. In this building, which normally houses an independent TV production company, a large, bearded, bearlike man named Simon Albury paces restlessly, rummages through piles of newspaper clippings, takes a seemingly endless string of phone calls and summons up information on a computer screen.