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November 10, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
When Fox bumped CBS from NFL telecasts two years ago, skeptics coast to coast wondered about the quality of Fox's football programming. However, Fox hit the ground running, as it did last season with its NHL telecasts. Baseball on Fox also is expected to be top level. Earlier this week, Fox became the major player in baseball's new television deal. Under the five-year contract, Fox will air three World Series, two All- Star Games and up to 20 Saturday afternoon Games of the Week.
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December 8, 1995 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can almost see the thin arc of jagged blue light bouncing from one electrode to another, the mysterious liquid bubbling in tubes and beakers in the background. Studio analysts Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson will be in a laboratory of sorts tomorrow afternoon when they "co-analyze" the Chargers-Cardinals game from Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Now, which one is Igor and which one Dr. Frankenstein? Like the well-worn horror tale, this experiment by Fox Sports could produce a monster - two guys sounding like they're watching a game in a sports bar after spending too much time with the bartender.
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April 13, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Troy Aikman didn't need long to find a new job. Aikman, who retired from the NFL this week, is joining Fox Sports as a game analyst, an industry source said yesterday. Fox had been in talks with Aikman since he announced Monday that he was ending a 12-year NFL career in which he quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl titles. Aikman will fill Matt Millen's slot on the network's No. 2 NFL announcing team, alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. Millen left after last season to become president and CEO of the Detroit Lions.
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April 30, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THERE HAS BEEN talk of the Phillies starting their own network a la the New York Yankees. That almost certainly won't happen for a variety of reasons. Now comes talk of another possibility: That Fox Sports will bid for the broadcast rights for Phillies games when the team's current contract with Comcast runs out in 2015. According to a report on Yahoo, Fox Sports, which is launching Fox Sports 1 in August, will pursue the Phillies. "They want Philadelphia," a source with knowledge of Fox's plans told Jeff Passan of Yahoo.
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October 2, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The decision to put the Chicago Cubs-Atlanta Braves game in prime time paid off for Fox Sports. Game 1 of the Chicago-Atlanta series got a 7.5 national rating, a 15 percent increase over last year and the highest for a playoff opener since 1999, the network said yesterday. Although the New York Yankees have played their first-round playoff games in prime time during the last decade because they are a big TV draw, Fox decided to show the Cubs and Braves on Tuesday night. The decision was made in part because of the national following those teams have and because the Yankees' opponents, the Minnesota Twins, are not as big a draw.
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May 13, 1999 | By John Manasso and Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If you think the high school football season is long now, there are some national television people who disagree. FOX Sports Net has announced that it is planning a mythical national high school championship game for late December of next year. The two competing teams will be chosen from the also-new FOX Sports Net Fab 50, a national ranking that the network hopes to update weekly with the nation's supposed top 50 high school teams. No date or location of the game has been chosen, but FOX seems determined to move ahead with the project, even though several high school athletic associations have been already either voiced their displeasure or vowed to forbid any of their member teams from participating.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fox Sports Media Group, a division of News Corp., is elbowing into the national 24-hour cable sports arena with Fox Sports 1, which will debut Aug. 17. It had been one of the worst-kept secrets in the media business that Fox was planning a sports cable channel, as it acquired billions of dollars in TV sports rights over the last 16 months. The company officially disclosed the new channel at a New York media event Tuesday and said it would air NASCAR, Major League Baseball, college football and basketball, soccer, and Ultimate Fighting Championship events.
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May 1, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
STAMFORD, Conn. - Officials call Connecticut the sports-media headquarters of the world, with the 19-building complex that is ESPN in Bristol and offices for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and the Yankees' YES Network here. Now they can add NBC Sports. Lured by generous tax credits and modern TV studios, the Comcast Corp.-owned NBC Sports is bailing on 30 Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan - the most prestigious address in the TV business - after rehabbing and reconfiguring a Clairol hair-products factory for $100 million.
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August 8, 2014 | By TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
LOOKS LIKE we will get to see good ol' Donovan McNabb a lot more this football season. Awesome, right? Well, who knows? The former Eagles quarterback will call some NFL games for Fox this season, the network announced yesterday. McNabb will rotate with former NFL and Notre Dame gunslinger Brady Quinn and longtime linebacker Kirk Morrison as a color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. McNabb has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched a year ago. McNabb, now retired after 13 seasons in the league, was the Eagles' first-round pick, second overall, in 1999 out of Syracuse.
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September 14, 2009
If you found yourself smacking the television set wondering what happened to the sound at various moments during yesterday's Eagles-Panthers broadcast, it wasn't your TV's fault. "The dropoffs in audio were caused by a transmission problem from the remote to Fox' broadcast center in Los Angeles," said Ileana Pena, director of communications for Fox Sports. "We apologized to our viewers immediately [which was done during the broadcast by announcer Dick Stockton] and fixed the issue as soon as we possibly could.
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October 30, 2014
LA SALLE HIGH senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur was one of 45 players chosen from across the nation to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The East-West Showdown, sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, will be played Jan. 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It will be shown live on Fox Sports 1. Shurmur, a 6-4, 220-pound Vanderbilt commit, currently leads the city in touchdown passes with 26 and passing yardage with 2,238. Shurmur, the son of Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, was also a second-team Daily News All-City selection as a junior.
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October 10, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
We interrupt the ongoing dissection of Nick Foles' physical attributes to bring you this sports bulletin: Baseball's playoffs are underway. You might not have been aware because in much the same way its hitters once treated cork and its pitchers pine tar, baseball appears to have gone to great lengths to hide the start of its 2014 postseason. For many fans this October, the wild-card games and both division series were harder to locate than reasonably priced concessions. Some are on channels that many fans don't get (the MLB Network)
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August 8, 2014 | By TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
LOOKS LIKE we will get to see good ol' Donovan McNabb a lot more this football season. Awesome, right? Well, who knows? The former Eagles quarterback will call some NFL games for Fox this season, the network announced yesterday. McNabb will rotate with former NFL and Notre Dame gunslinger Brady Quinn and longtime linebacker Kirk Morrison as a color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton. McNabb has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports 1 since the network launched a year ago. McNabb, now retired after 13 seasons in the league, was the Eagles' first-round pick, second overall, in 1999 out of Syracuse.
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April 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb spent one day in an Arizona jail for a December DUI arrest, according to the Associated Press. McNabb, one of the top players in Eagles history, was arrested Dec 15 in Maricopa County. He served his one-day sentence Wednesday, and was released Thursday. McNabb pleaded guilty March 27, and nine days of his sentence were suspended, according to the report. Now a host for NBC Sports Radio and an analyst for Fox Sports, McNabb came into the news Thursday, when his mug shot was released.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
C HRIS REYNOLDS, 39, of Devon, is co-founder and CEO of OneTwoSee, a startup on Arch Street near 16th in Center City that develops real-time apps to supplement sports telecasts. The firm leverages the interactivity of connected TVs with traditional broadcast video that marries the best of "lean-back" TV viewing with "lean-forward" Internet consumption. Q: How did you come up with the idea for OneTwoSee? A: We built a prototype designed around interacting with what you watch on TV through your mobile phone or tablet.
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December 16, 2013
When: Sunday at 2:30. Where: The Pavilion. Records: La Salle, 5-4, 0-0 Big Five; Villanova, 9-0, 2-0. TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1; WPHT-AM (1210), WNPV-AM (990). Series: Villanova leads, 35-7. Last meeting: La Salle 77, Villanova 74, OT, Nov. 25, 2012. Notes: The last two games between these teams have gone to overtime ('Nova won, 76-69, in 2011), and the meeting before that was a close one that went to the Wildcats, 84-81. . . . Villanova won its first two Big Five games by a combined 53 points over Penn and St. Joseph's.
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November 20, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WITH THE EAGLES off this week, Sunday's Cowboys at Giants inter-division game will likely draw a lot of Birds' fans. According to Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, it'll be a blood bath. "We're going to put it on them, man," Pierre-Paul said. "I'm pretty sure the offense is going to get going. The defense is going to get going even more. And the special teams will contribute to it. It's going to be a fight. It's going to be a dogfight. There's going to be a lot of blood spilled out there.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2013 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
A new era in the mega-billions cable-TV sports business launched Saturday. Fox Sports kicked off the 24-hour Fox Sports 1, and NBCUniversal televised for the first time Premier League soccer matches. NBC has said it would cover every Premier League game - 380 of them. In two years, Comcast Corp.-owned NBC Sports Network will add to its programming late-season NASCAR races, some of the most-watched sporting events on television, after a stunning 10-year deal in July. Comcast took TV rights for those races from ESPN and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. The reported $4.4 billion for NASCAR is the same that Comcast paid to televise the Olympics through 2020 on the NBC broadcast-TV network and the NBCUniversal cable channels.
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July 25, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
IN THE ever-evolving and shifting world of sports on television, the majority of NASCAR races will be moving to NBC and NBC Sports in 2015. Starting in 2 years the season's final 20 Sprint Cup races and final 19 Nationwide series races will air on NBC or NBC Sports for 10 years. ESPN has been carrying these races. It's not often pro sports franchises wave goodbye to the ESPN sports Godzilla. Referring to ESPN and TNT, which airs six midsummer Cup races each year, NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said on a conference call yesterday, "We've been together one way or the other for 30-plus years, and they've done an outstanding job of presenting the NASCAR story week in and week out, and we'll certainly miss them in many ways.
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June 28, 2013
The most interesting line on new Big East commissioner Val Ackerman's resume may not be that she was first president of the WNBA or former president of USA Basketball. Ackerman also has served on the Knight Commission, kind of an in-house (but mostly ineffectual) critic of college sports. For years, the Knight Commission has argued that college presidents haven't taken sufficient charge of the sport, allowing big-money interests to rule the day. It was very much the presidents of the new Big East who took charge of the commissioner search.
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