New regional sports network to produce coverage of the New York Mets
Time Warner Cable and Comcast have entered into an agreement with Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, a media company created by the owners of the New York Mets, to form a New York-based regional sports network with a targeted launch in spring 2006.
The unnamed regional sports network will obtain the rights to telecast up to 125 regular season games of the New York Mets in addition to pre-season games and other Mets related news and feature programming. The network is expected to carry all Mets home games and select away games in HDTV, as well as video on demand content. The network also will televise other professional and amateur sporting events.
For more information, visit www.cmcsk.com.
Schadle to head U.S. Optibase operation
Optibase has appointed Adam Schadle to the position of president.
In his new role, Schadle will oversee all of Optibase's U.S.-based activities. Schadle was promoted from his recent position of vice president of sales.
For more information, visit www.optibase.com.
RCN to deliver NFL Network, VOD to Manhattan, Queens
RCN has announced an affiliation agreement with the NFL Network to add the channel and VOD content from the NFL to its programming lineup.
NFL Network will air on RCN's digital lineup -- Channel 175 in Manhattan and Queens.
For more information, visit www.RCN.com.
Outdoor Channel, Premier Retail Networks ink HD deal
Management of The Outdoor Channel (TOC) has signed a deal with Premier Retail Networks to place Outdoor Channel 2 HD programming in retail outlets and TV departments where HDTV sets are sold across the country. Under the agreement, TOC will provide PRN with a broad array of native 1080i footage, updated weekly.
For more information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com.
ECHL Bullies to stream pay-per-view games over the Web
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies home hockey games and select road games in 2004-05 will be available via online pay-per-view at www.boardwalkbullies.com. Through a partnership with Las Vegas-based B2 Networks, the team’s games will be available to those with a cable modem or DSL Internet connection running Windows Media Player 9. Games will cost $6 to view.
For more information, visit www.boardwalkbullies.com.