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NBC grants ESPN programming, promotional rights
ESPN has acquired programming and promotional rights from NBC, including:

  • Telecast rights to the live Friday coverage of four Ryder Cups (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), together with ancillary programming rights, the right to re-air NBC coverage, and extended highlights rights.
  • Expanded video highlights for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS for the Winter Olympics in Torino through the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Through 2011, NBC will air a video promotion for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game each week during its Sunday night football telecasts.
  • Through 2011, expanded highlight rights for NBC Sports properties including Notre Dame football, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

The rights were obtained as part of the transaction permitting Al Michaels to contract with NBC.

Insight Sports launches three networks with BroadView
Insight Sports has launched three new cable networks using BroadView Software. Casino and Gaming Television Canada (CGTV), Gol TV Canada and the World Fishing Network are all using the software to streamline their multichannel programming and traffic needs.

For more information, visit www.insightsports.com and www.broadviewsoftware.com.

Caldwell joins FOX Sports
Chris Caldwell has joined FOX Sports as vice president of client marketing.

He will focus on marketing programs specific to FOX Sports’ coverage of the Bowl Championship Series and identifying new sponsorship revenue streams.

CBS SportLine announces Fantasy Baseball lineup
Internet sports media organization CBS SportsLine announced its suite of games for the 2006 Fantasy Baseball season. In addition to Fantasy Baseball Commissioner and Premium Single games, CBS SportsLine offered Free Fantasy Baseball Basic in conjunction with MLB Advanced Media's "Opening Day" for the 2006 Fantasy Baseball season.

For more information, visit www.sportsline.com.

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