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Universal Sports Network Coming To DirecTV In August

Universal Sports Network and DirecTV announced a multi-year, multi-platform distribution agreement Wednesday.

Under the terms of the deal, Universal Sports Network will launch on a free preview basis to all DirecTV customers in early August before moving to the Sports Pack and other select packages on Oct. 1. DirecTV customers will also have access to Universal Sports’ programming on the Internet, mobile devices and tablets in the near future. Read more

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SI Swimsuit Issue Squeezing Out Revenue

People love to vote for things. They also love half-naked, beautiful women. Combine the two and BAM, winner winner chicken dinner.

Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition, which as little to do with swimsuits and even less to do with sports, will feature a four-page campaign of models posing with Nissan cars. For three weeks after the February 15 newsstand date, people can go online, vote for their favorite image, and the winner will appear in next year’s issue.

It’s one more way Time Warner is attempting to get as much money from the issue as possible. As it should, since the book accounts for roughly seven percent of SI‘s yearly ad revenue. The company also hopes to make money online, with print ads making up only 55 percent of the total cash generated from the issue. Thirty percent will come from the digital side, and then there’s this: “On Feb. 11, the Friday before the issue comes out, DirecTV will air a 30-minute “selection show” during which the 17 models in this year’s edition will be shown.”

Welcome to SportsNewser

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of SportsNewser, mediabistro.com’s blog covering the sports media business.

“SportsNewser is a natural extension of our blog media network,” said Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. “SportsNewser is the first blog devoted exclusively to covering the rapidly growing field of sports media and entertainment.”

So welcome, take a look around, see what we have been working on by clicking through to the next page.

You can also check out a few of our favorite posts from the past few weeks below:

Which Sports Teams or Leagues Could Start Their Own TV Network?
The SportsNewser Interview: Mike Leach
What Lies In Store for Soccer on Television?
Roger Clemens Takes to Twitter Following Indictment
Shaquille O’Neal Wants a Sketch Comedy Show
Dan Marino and Sean McManus: After Retirement, Brett Favre Could be a Broadcaster