NAB to posthumously honor Buck
Sportscasting legend Jack Buck will posthumously be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame April 19 at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.
Buck began is career with KMOX as the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals and did play-by-play on both radio and television of regional and national sporting events.
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ESPN2 to televise 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series
ESPN2, the exclusive carrier of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, will offer extensive coverage of the 23-event nationwide circuit with about 110 hours of race action on a live or same-day delay basis.
This will be the first year each event will be aired exclusively on ESPN2. Coverage begins Feb. 12 with five hours of action from the CARQUEST Winternationals in Pomona, CA.
ESPN promotes Betron
ESPN has named Patricia Betron as senior vice president, multimedia sales. Betron will be responsible for Chicago and Detroit offices and the Midwest.
Since 2002, Betron served as vice president director, customer marketing for ESPN and ABC Sports.
NBC Sports, USA Network to televise Dew Action Sports Tour
NBC Universal's NBC Sports and USA Network will televise 32 hours of the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour, the first, season-long professional multisport tour in action sports.
Weekend coverage will begin June 9 from Louisville, KY, and conclude Oct. 16 from Orlando, FL.
Consolidated Sports Media Group to distribute Holmes fitness video
Consolidated Sports Media Group will distribute a video series starring Kansas City Chief’s running back Priest Holmes.
These inspirational and fitness videos will also feature trainer Bay Bay McClinton. The video series, entitled "Elements Of A Champion," was produced by Integrity Marketing.
Kanal 5 Holding buys Nordic pay-sports provider
SBS Broadcasting’s wholly owned Swedish subsidiary Kanal 5 Holding has agreed to acquire CMore Group, a Nordic provider of premium sports and movie pay entertainment for $381 million.
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