Idle notes.

ABC, ESPN, Idle notes, NBA, The Tennis Channel February 20, 2009 at 5:23 AM 0 comments

ESPN plans to launch a Chicago specific version of ESPN.com. The new site, ESPNChicago.com, will launch in April and will feature Chicago related sports news, a “‘SportsCenter’-style newscast with a three- to five-minute highlight reel […]

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Jimmy Connors: The tennis legend has been named the lead analyst for coverage of this year’s U.S. Open on Tennis Channel, joining Bill Macatee and Martina Navratilova. Connors, who has worked for NBC and the […]

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Starting next year, ESPN and The Tennis Channel will own the cable rights to all four Grand Slams. TVWeek reports that the USTA will officially announce a deal giving ESPN cable rights to the U.S. […]

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In going for an ace, the USTA may end up with a double fault. Rights for the U.S. Open are up for grabs, and while previous indications were that ESPN would very likely be involved […]

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USA to drop U.S. Open; ESPN/TTC could take over.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times reports the USA Network “is expected to shed its money-losing coverage of United States Open tennis as soon as its deal ends” in 2008. USA, which has telecast […]

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Idle notes.

NBC will air Wimbledon through 2011 — possibly just in time for the completion of this year’s rain-delayed Finals. In addition to NBC, the All England Club has also agreed in principle to extend its […]

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