iN Demand to broadcast first HD live pay-per-view event
iN Demand Networks will broadcast its first live pay-per-view event in HD when former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson takes on former two-time WBU Heavyweight Champion Danny Williams in a 10-round match tonight.
For more information, please visit: www.indemand.com.
NFL reportedly ponders new home for Monday Night Football
Executives at ABC may be joining former Monday Night Football booth broadcaster Don Meredith in a verse of “Turn out the lights, the party’s over” if the network and the NFL reach an agreement to shift the telecast to its cable partner ESPN.
According to a report in USA Today, the league is in talks with the network about the move. Television contracts with the NFL expire after the 2005 season.
Bravo HD+ to carry more than 65 hours of U.S. Open in HD
NBC Universal Cable will present 65.5 live hours of USA Network’s HD coverage of the U.S. Open on Bravo HD+.
The USA Network-produced coverage on Bravo HD+ is an increase from last year’s 36 hours of HD coverage.
FOX Sports Networks, Big 12 extend contract
FOX Sports Networks and the Big 12 Conference announced a four-year extension to their existing eight-year contract, expanding the relationship into the 2011-2012 academic year. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The extension covers Big 12 football games and 40 games per year of all of the conference’s athletic events, except men’s basketball.
Triple Play acquires control of three minor league teams from Comcast-Spectacor
Triple Play Partners has purchased majority control of three minor league baseball teams - the Bowie Baysox, the Frederick Keys and the Delmarva Shorebirds - from Comcast-Spectacor.
Comcast will retain a minority ownership position in the teams, which are affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles. The Bowie Baysox play in the Class AA Eastern League, the Frederick Keys play in the Class A Carolina League and the Delmarva Shorebirds play in the Class A South Atlantic League.
Triple Play Partners is a newly formed entertainment company in Lexington, MA. Comcast owns Comcast SportsNet, the Golf Channel, several other regional sports networks, as well as controlling interest in the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers.
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MobiTV to bring FOX Sports to Sprint PCS customers
MobiTV has teamed up with NBC Universal, FOX Interactive Media and Comedy Time to bring their TV programming to Sprint customers via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network.
The FOX Sports channel on MobiTV features national news coverage with the FOX Wire, regional coverage with the Regional Sports Report, clips from programs such as "The Best Damn Sports Show Period!" and "Beyond the Glory," plus FOX Sports One, NFL on FOX, MLB on FOX, College Football Saturday and exclusive footage of non-aired events.
For more information, please visit: www.mobitv.com.