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Christiane Amanpour Hosts U.S. Open Opening Night

ABC News anchor Christiane Amanpour will host the U.S. Open’s “Opening Night Celebration” this evening, which will air on ABC’s cable sister-network ESPN. A SportsNewser reader spotted her doing a run-through this afternoon.

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Lombardi on Broadway: The Trailer

Ok, so technically it’s a television commercial, not a trailer, but the first official video from the Vince Lombardi Broadway play, Lombardi, has hit the web.

It looks like it will have all the pizazz of a big-budget Broadway play, but with the manliness of football, don’t you think?

The NY Times reports that the commercial will make its television debut Saturday, during halftime of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on NFL Network. NFL Media, which operates NFL Network and, is also producing the play.

Which Sports Teams or Leagues Could Start Their Own TV Network?

UFL LogoThe New York Yankees have one. So do the New York Mets. Major League Baseball, the NFL and NBA all have one as well.

Yes, if you are a powerful sports brand, there is a good chance you have your own television network. But there are still some brands that aren’t on the bandwagon yet. Sports Business Journal spoke to a number of prominent sports and media executives and asked for their thoughts on which ones could make that jump.

The easy winner was UFC. The mixed martial arts league received three votes, with an “Olympics”channel receiving two. All the other suggestions had only one vote.

Both a UFC channel and an Olympics channel make a lot of sense. They each attract massive viewership numbers to their special event programming, the UFC to pay-per-view and the Olympics to the Winter and Summer games every two years.

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