Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Upper Deck, Eisner both seeking to buy Topps

Associated Press The Upper Deck Co. has made a pitch to buy The Topps Co., a bid that would join two iconic baseball card makers that have sold sports memorabilia to generations of fans young and old. The offer price of $10.75 a share trumps a bid earlier this year from a group of investors […]  More

XM to Be Network of BCS National Championship Game

XM Satellite Radio announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with FOX Sports to become the exclusive satellite radio network of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game and other BCS games, beginning January 2008. The agreement means XM Radio is the satellite radio network for college football fans to tune into the Allstate […]  More

TSN Signs New 4-Year French Open Agreement Through 2010

TSN remains the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the French Open for the next 4 years, as the network today announced a new deal with the Federation Fran aise De Tennis to provide live coverage of the entire tennis tournament annually, beginning this season through 2010. TSN will continue to provide complete live coverage of both […]  More

CBC in Ducks soup

A long series combined with Toronto-area fans jumping on the Ottawa bandwagon might be the only way the CBC can avoid low ratings in the Stanley Cup final. Ratings for the third round of the playoffs are down 6 per cent from last year and the reality of an Ottawa-Anaheim final has both CBC and […]  More

Galavision Delivers Strongest May Sweep Performance Ever

With one day to go before the end of 2007 May sweep, Galavision delivered its strongest performance ever in the network’s history in Total Day among key demos. During this period, the audience for Hispanic Adults and Men 18-49 grew +14% and among Women 18-49 +19% in Total Day versus last May sweep. The network […]  More

Detroit Tigers to welcome 1,800 G.R.E.A.T. Students

Special Agent in Charge Valerie J. Goddard of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that this afternoon’s baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the LA Angels of Anaheim will mark a 13-year partnership between ATF and the Tigers in combating violence and gangs. “The Tigers dedicate a game each year […]  More

Devil Rays add Sony XDCAM to its line-up

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays headed into the 2007 Major League Baseball season with their usual focus on hitting, pitching and fundamentals. And as the product on the field is improving, the team’s RaysVision production unit also made its own home improvements: a new and streamlined SDI video control room and post-production facility at Tropicana […]  More

Grady Sizemore stars in ‘Backyard Challenge’

All backyard ballplayers have dreamed of facing a big leaguer on their own turf. Direct Energy is making that happen for one lucky fan this summer with its “Backyard Challenge with Grady Sizemore” contest. Fans can register online for the opportunity to have the Indians center fielder come to their home or nearby park for […]  More

Preds owner Leipold reportedly reaches deal to sell team

Associated Press Nashville Predators owner Craig Leipold reached an agreement to sell his franchise to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie after 10 years of losing money. Leipold told Predators’ employees of the sale in a meeting Wednesday afternoon in Nashville, according a person familiar with the sale who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night […]  More

Seton Hall agrees to five-year deal with Prudential Center

Associated Press Rutgers has the RAC. Seton Hall will have the “The Rock.” Officials from Seton Hall and the New Jersey Devils announced an agreement to move Seton Hall’s basketball games to the new Prudential Center in downtown Newark beginning this year. The five-year deal, which contains an option to renew for another five years, […]  More