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May 6, 2010 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Media mogul Haim Saban wants to become a brand mogul, too. Saban, who first earned a fortune with "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and now is chairman and chief executive of Saban Capital Group, which counts the powerful Spanish-language broadcast network Univision among its holdings, is launching a new company, Saban Brands, and says he is committing $500 million in capital to acquire established entertainment and consumer names. Brands have become one of the latest obsessions for companies looking to reach consumers beyond traditional media.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013
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MAGAZINE
October 28, 2001
I had the privilege of spending quite a bit of time with Cheryl Saban over the course of two or three years, when our sons attended the same school ("Sweet Charity," by Elizabeth Mehren, Sept. 23). Saban is one of the most delightful, caring people I have ever known. That she and her husband do good things for others is an outgrowth of the way she treats others on a daily basis. Mike Kilgore Los Angeles
SPORTS
December 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Nick Saban, courted repeatedly by NFL teams in recent years, held a televised news conference in Orlando, Fla., to announce he would accept an offer to coach the Miami Dolphins. Saban, 53, will coach Louisiana State (9-2) against Iowa (9-2) in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 at Orlando before taking over the Dolphins (3-11), who are enduring their worst season since the 1960s. He becomes the sixth coach in team history, and the fourth since Wayne Huizenga took over as owner in 1994.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2003 | Mark Thompson, Reuters
Insolvent German media firm KirchMedia has agreed to sell its television assets to Hollywood billionaire Haim Saban in a deal worth about $2.2 billion, sources close to the talks said Sunday. KirchMedia and a spokeswoman for Saban declined to comment. The deal, which ends a year-long auction, would see Saban and his partner, French TV group TF1, buy a controlling stake in Germany's largest commercial broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, and a film rights library.
SPORTS
November 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Bill Belichick showed again how resourceful he can be. Not that Nick Saban expected anything less from his mentor. With no running back, a Saban castoff at fullback and reserves at three other offensive positions, Belichick and the injury-riddled New England Patriots still beat Saban's Miami Dolphins, 23-16, on Sunday. Tom Brady brought New England from behind twice in the second half, throwing for the winning score with 2:16 left.
SPORTS
May 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
Nick Saban walked off the field following his first practice as coach of the Miami Dolphins and mounted a foot-high podium to address a media throng. "I need all the help I can get," Saban said. The new coach may have been referring to his modest height, or to the state of the Dolphins. He inherited a team that went 4-12 last season, and Saban eagerly welcomed the 51 newcomers who began a three-day rookie minicamp Friday.
SPORTS
September 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
When the Miami Dolphins scored their first touchdown for Coach Nick Saban, he celebrated by pacing the sideline with a stoic look. Randy McMichael strutted into the end zone for the score, Jason Taylor jumped for joy and Gus Frerotte did a jig. But Saban kept his game face, well aware that one touchdown -- and one victory -- is merely a start.
SPORTS
December 29, 2003 | From Associated Press
Louisiana State received a police escort Sunday to the door of its hotel in the party city of New Orleans, and Coach Nick Saban quickly laid out a map to success in the Sugar Bowl -- staying out of trouble. As with No. 3-ranked Oklahoma, which arrived Saturday, off-field concerns were on the minds of LSU coaches and players heading into the game next Sunday. "We've been to some bowl games before, and I think most of the players on our team understand what it takes to focus on a bowl game, that there are a lot of distractions," Saban said.
SPORTS
July 31, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
They're not quite sure how to feel right now in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where the University of Alabama is coming off a 7-6 season and paying football Coach Nick Saban this season's portion of his estimated $35-million contract. But his popularity is bound to swing one way or another early, because the Crimson Tide opens against Clemson at the Georgia Dome. The Tigers, 9-4 last year, are loaded and considered the team to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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