Mark Lazarus Celebrated at Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014

Cynopsis Sports is proud to announce that one of the industry’s most distinguished executives will be honored at the third annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Breakfast on April 17 at The Yale Club in New York City. He and other distinguished honorees will be joined by dozens of finalists who are competing for signature sports business awards presented by the daily sports business publication.

Boasting some of the hottest properties and ratings around the world of sports, NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus will be the recipient of the prestigious Legacy Award this year, honoring his transformational work in how sports, sponsors and sports fans interact and engage.

The honor recognizes an industry-leading sports executive who has changed the face of sports over the course of his career, and continues to set new benchmarks for his brand. As the leader of the NBC Sports Group, Lazarus manages partnerships with many of the most-prestigious properties in sports and was integral in NBCUniversal’s recent acquisition of media rights to four Olympic Games, its new 9-year NFL agreement and its recent 10-year agreement with the NHL. Under Lazarus’ leadership, Sunday Night Football was the most-watched and highest-rated primetime show for the second television season in a row; Super Bowl XLVI between the Giants and the Patriots became the most-watched program in U.S. television history; and the 2012 London Olympic Games was the most-watched event in U.S. television history, with more than 217 million viewers. Also, Lazarus took the bold step of live streaming all competition for the first time ever for both the 2012 London and 2014 Sochi Olympics. The results speak for themselves as NBC Sports Live Extra set TV Everywhere streaming and authentication records in both cases, while still maintaining huge primetime audiences on NBC and record numbers with live competitions on cable, especially figure skating on NBCSN this past February.

“The Cynopsis Sports Media Awards are recognized as a celebration of the best work in sports across television, marketing, digital as well as other platforms as judged by peers throughout the industry,” said Chris Pursell, Director of Content for Cynopsis Sports. “This year, we are honored to present Mark with the Legacy Award not only for his remarkable career, but in recognition of his thriving endeavors with NBC Sports Group. His vision and impact on sports media will be felt for generations.”

The Cynopsis Sports Media Awards recognize the most outstanding work in the sports industry from the past year with categories that span television, digital, marketing and more. Register for the Breakfast event here: http://www.cynopsis.com/event/cynopsis-sports-media-awards/.

General categories include awards for the year’s best work in live coverage of a sporting event, apps, new sport show, fantasy game, live stream presentation and marketing campaign. Judges spanned the sports industry and included executives from networks and leagues alike. The full list of finalists and categories can be found here: http://www.cynopsis.com/event/cynopsis-sports-media-awards/.

For registration questions, please contact Pete Romas at pete(at)cynopsis(dot)com. For advertising or sponsorship information, contact VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Farina at mike(at)cynopsis(dot)com.

ABOUT CYNOPSIS MEDIA

Cynopsis Media is a division of Access Intelligence LLC. The Cynopsis Media family of products includes Cynopsis, Cynopsis Digital, and Cynopsis Sports daily e-publications, weekly Cynopsis Kids and Cynopsis: Classified Advantage e-publications, Special eReports, Event/Summits, the industry’s most robust job classifieds and more. Visit Cynopsis.com.

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Writers and Illustrators of the Future Honored at 30th L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Twenty-five writers and artists from around the globe were honored Sunday night, April 13th, at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the prestigious Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The two grand prize honors were captured by Randy Henderson of Kingston, WA who was awarded the The Golden Pen Award and a $ 5,000 cash prize and Trevor Smith of Tucson, AZ who was awarded the The Golden Brush Award and a $ 5,000 cash prize.

The 12 Writer winners included:


    Liz Colter of New Castle, CO
     Jessica Eanes (Pen Name: Anaea Lay) of Madison, WI
    Darren Eggett (Pen Name: Paul Eckheart) of Bountiful, UT
    Amanda Forrest of Gunnison, CO
    Cregg Hardwick (Pen Name: C Stuart Hardwick) of Houston, TX
     Oleg Kazantsev of Chicago, IL
    Leena Likitalo of Helsinki, Finland
    Terry Maulhardt (Pen Name: Terry Madden) of Oak View, CA
    Kathleen Miller (Pen Name: K.C. Norton) or State College, PA
    Megan E. O’Keefe of Concord, CA
    Shauna O’Meara of Weston, Australian Capital Territory
    Randy Henderson of Kingston, WA

In addition, writer Timothy Jordan of Fort Myers, FL was honored as a published finalist.

The 12 Illustrator winners included:

     Cassandre Bolan of Carlisle, PA
     Adam Brewster of Edinburgh, UK
    Vincent-Michael Coviello of Norton, MA
    Kirbi Fagan of Plymouth, MI
    Vanessa Golitz of Köln, Germany
    Kristie Kim of Raleigh, NC
    Seonhee Lim of Long Island City, New York
    Sarah Webb of Fairbanks, Alaska
    Bernardo Mota of Setubal, Portugal
    Trevor Smith of Tucson, AZ
    Andrew Sonea of Ottawa, Canada
    Michael Talbot of Framingham, MA

The annual event celebrated the winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests before a packed hall of nearly 1,200 guests and thousands more who were logged on to watch the event as it streamed live. A unique characteristic of the Hubbard Achievement Awards event is its use of music and dance to both complement and celebrate writing and art. The evening’s event opened with a beautiful original song dedicated to writers and artists entitled “Living Off the Page,” performed by Drew Seeley and Cassie Simone, with choreography as performed by the troupe Hollywood Hotshots. The night’s keynote speaker was Mr. Leland D. Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and Associate Administrator for Education at NASA Headquarters. Melvin participated in the STS-122 Atlantis (February 7 – 20, 2008), the 24th shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station, and the STS-129 (November 16 – 29, 2009), the 31st shuttle flight to the International Space Station. Melvin was also chosen the Detroit Lions in the 11th round of the 1986 NFL college draft.

The other evening guest speaker was Mark Lefebvre, Director, Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations, who presented a new Kobo reading device to each of the winners, loaded with the Writers of the Future, Volume 30.

Celebrity presenters included:

    Nancy Cartwright (Emmy Award Winner, The Voice of Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons” and Charles “Chuckie” Finster, Jr. on “Rugrats”)
    Anna Easteden (“Star Power,” “3 Wise Women,” “Two and a Half Men”)
    June Scobee Rodgers (CEO of Challenger Space Centers; wife of the late commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle, Dick Scobee)
    Kylin Rhambo (Dink Meeker in the Science Fiction movie, “Ender’s Gamer,” “The First Family,” “Criminal Minds”)

The event celebrated the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where twelve writer and twelve illustrator winners, and one writer finalist—who made it further than some several thousand others who entered the international competition—saw their story and artwork published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30, now available online at Amazon.com, KOBO.com and BN.com and soon to be available in print wherever books are sold.

With writers and illustrators coming from all walks of life, the winners attended a week long workshop taught by contest judges —including New York Times bestselling authors Dave Wolverton (Runelord series) and Kevin J. Anderson (Dune series), World Fantasy Award winner Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides, adapted as the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean film), multiple Hugo and Nebula award winner Robert J. Sawyer (Flash Forward and The WWW Trilogy), Hugo and Nebula award winning author Larry Niven (the Ringworld series), and internationally acclaimed artists, Stephen Hickman (over 350 book and magazine covers), and Cliff Nielsen (cover artist for Chronicles of Narnia)—each one an experienced professional in the field providing sound advice based on hard-won experience.

Each writing and illustrating contest winner was presented their trophy by contest judges at the ceremony and combined cash prizes and royalties of over $ 30,000, and their story with artwork published in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Volume 30.

The Writers of the Future writing contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 348 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.

The 276 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.

For more information and to see the awards ceremony online, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com







Cablevision’s Optimum TV Adds UP and ASPiRE Networks to Programming Lineup

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced the addition of two networks to its Optimum TV lineup — UP, the television network dedicated to uplifting viewers every day and Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE, the network that celebrates the breadth and depth of the Black experience and is the entertainment destination for African-Americans and their families. With this launch, Cablevision is the only provider of ASPiRE within its Tri-State area footprint.

The launch of UP and ASPiRE on Optimum TV will be supported with a high-profile, four-week marketing campaign featuring Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The campaign, which launches on May 19th, will include out-of-home media, with transit advertising on Long Island Railroad, Metro North trains and New York City subways, custom cross-channel spots, social media, email blasts and a radio partnership with WBLS-FM and K-LOVE.

UP is a 24-hour television network that provides fresh, contemporary and uplifting family-friendly entertainment that the entire family can enjoy together, including original movies, reality shows, series and music that positively impact people’s lives.

ASPiRE, the network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, provides high-quality programming that delivers enlightening, entertaining and positive programming to African-Americans. Launched in June 2012, the network has successfully premiered four original series that celebrate the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. In addition, the network’s programming offers a mix of movies, music, sports and lifestyle programming, talk shows, documentaries and sitcoms that provide a platform for the next generation of African-American voices and visionaries.

“We are pleased to announce the additions of UP and ASPiRE, two high-quality, family-friendly networks that further enhance the diversity and value of our Optimum TV lineup,” said Bradley Feldman, senior vice president, product management, Cablevision. “Additionally, as the only provider of ASPiRE within the Cablevision service area, our customers will have the benefit of being the first in their neighborhoods with access to ASPiRE’s unique and uplifting entertainment that focuses on celebrating the African-American culture.”

Charley Humbard, UP president and CEO, said, “The launch of UP by Cablevision is a major milestone for our network as it marks the completion of our distribution in every major market in the U.S. and brings our subscriber base to nearly 70 million households. We are extremely proud to be a part of Optimum TV and look forward to providing their customers with our diverse slate of always uplifting, family-friendly entertainment.”

Earvin Johnson, ASPiRE Chairman and CEO, said, “ASPiRE has made tremendous strides since its launch, and being added to the Optimum TV lineup is the latest milestone in our rapid expansion to 20 million households and growing. We are proud to provide our great line-up of positive programming with original series, movies and sports to the Optimum TV viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.”

UP recently announced that it will premiere 30 new original and premiere movies and four series for the second half of 2014 and 2015. The network’s recent “Easter Lives Here” programming celebration culminated with the UP Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake, starring Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) which was a tremendous success, setting new primetime ratings records for the network.

Upcoming UP Original and Premiere Movies and their casts include, My Mother’s Future Husband starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, “Caroline in the City”) and Matreya Fedor (“Cedar Cove,” “Mr. Young”) premiering Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. EDT; Love Finds You in Sugarcreek starring Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!, “Southland”), Sarah Lancaster (“Chuck,” “Everwood”) and Golden Globe® and BAFTA-nominated actress Kelly McGillis (Witness, Top Gun) premiering Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m. EDT; My Dad’s a Soccer Mom starring Lester Speight (“My Wife and Kids”), Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”), Tracey Gold (“Growing Pains”), Skai Jackson (“Jessie,” “Bubble Guppies”) and six-time NFL Pro Bowler Terrell “T.O.” Owens (“Necessary Roughness”) premiering Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. EDT and the 2013 UP Faith & Family Screenplay Competition winner at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Comeback Dad starring Charles S. Dutton (“Roc”), Loretta Devine (UP’s Saving Westbrook High, “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Tatyana Ali (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) premiering on Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. EDT.

ASPiRE recently premiered an all-new season of its highly popular talk show “exhale.” Hosted by five dynamic, successful African-American women – journalist and media maven Angela Burt-Murray; actress and comedian Erin Jackson; director, writer and actress Issa Rae; blogger, author and TV anchor Rene Syler; and actress Malinda Williams – “exhale” brings viewers honest, funny and candid discussion on a wide range of topics affecting African-American women. The series runs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EDT.

Other ASPiRE original programming includes clean, stand-up comedy series “Laff Mobb’s We Got Next,” “ABFF Independent” and “THE ROOT 100,” which explores the lives and groundbreaking accomplishments of dynamic African-American men and women. In addition, ASPiRE will present Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) live sports events and related series, including six football games, 12 men’s and women’s basketball games and a new season of the sports highlights show “Inside The Game.”

Optimum customers can find UP on channel 175 and ASPiRE on channel 176. UP will be available to customers with the Optimum Preferred package and above, while ASPiRE will be available to Optimum Economy and Optimum Value customers and above. Optimum TV residential customers who receive UP and ASPiRE as part of their package can also watch the networks anywhere inside the home with the Optimum App, which is available from the App Store for their iPad, iPhone or IPod touch, Google Play for Android phones and tablets, or Amazon Marketplace for Kindle devices.

Cablevision’s award-winning digital cable service, Optimum TV, offers customers access to hundreds of channels, including more than 80 premium movie channels, 50 channels of commercial-free digital music, tens of thousands of titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, more than 150 high-definition channels and uniquely valuable and relevant local content through News 12, MSG Varsity and their companion interactive television applications.

About UP

UP, America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment is a 24-hour television network that provides high-quality, diverse, family-friendly programming, including original and premiere movies, theatricals, drama and comedy series, music and holiday specials. UP can be seen in 67 million homes in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). As part of its mission to entertain and uplift, the network’s pro-social initiative “Uplift Someone” reminds and inspires people to do simple acts of kindness. UP is also a service provider to its sister network ASPiRE. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, which also offers gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. Follow UP on the Web at http://www.UPtv.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About ASPiRE

ASPiRE is a television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle and news/information. The network was launched June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. ASPiRE is available in about 20 million homes in 21 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C.. For more information, visit http://www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/aspireTV and on Twitter @tvaspire.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at http://www.cablevision.com.







Out-of-Home Content From More Than 100 Networks Now Accessible Directly From the Optimum App

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Cablevision announced today that it has updated its Optimum App to give customers the ability to browse and connect to more than 100 networks out of home using the app’s new integrated ‘TV to Go’ feature.

Since its inception, the Optimum App has allowed customers to use their mobile devices as a second screen in the home to watch live TV and On Demand content from the channels included in their cable subscription. Now, this latest enhancement makes the app the single destination for watching Optimum TV both at home and on the go.

“The integration of TV to Go networks into the Optimum App makes it the ultimate platform for mobile TV viewing, whether a customer is connected to their home network or out and about,” said Bradley Feldman, senior vice president of product management for Cablevision. “Our customers enjoy being able to watch TV from their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and we believe that having their mobile content available in one place – the Optimum App – will make their experience that much more seamless and enjoyable.”

TV to Go services such as HBO GO, WATCH Disney, and WatchESPN are available anywhere there is an internet connection and offer everything from live streaming to On Demand programming to bonus features and online exclusives. The accessibility of these services from within the Optimum App simplifies the on-the-go viewing experience for Optimum TV customers, who can now easily scroll through a listing of all TV to Go networks, select their network of choice, and be linked directly to the network’s app or website.

With more than 100 networks to choose from, customers can enjoy on-the-go content including:

    Kids programming from Disney, Nick, Sprout, and Cartoon Network
    Premium series’ and movies from HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and Encore
    Sports events on ESPN, beIN Sports, Fox Sports, NFL Network and Redzone, and NBC Sports Network
    Breaking news coverage on networks like News12, CNBC, and CNN

Networks available for out-of-home viewing are listed by genre and can be filtered to show all networks or just those that are included in a customer’s Optimum TV package. To access TV to Go content, customers must have a subscription to the corresponding linear network and will be prompted to sign in with their Optimum ID and password.

Aside from providing mobile access to Optimum TV, the Optimum App also allows customers to:

    Search for both linear and On Demand content of interest using the advanced program guide
    Schedule DVR recordings and manage previously recorded content
    Manage all TVs in the house with remote control functionality

Optimum customers who also subscribe to Optimum Online high speed Internet service have the additional convenience and flexibility of being able to use the Optimum App and its TV to Go feature when away from home with the Optimum WiFi network of hundreds of thousands of hotspots available across Cablevision’s tri-state service area.

The Optimum App is available for free from the App Store for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, Google Play for Android phones and tablets, and Amazon Marketplace for Kindle devices. For Optimum App tutorials and more information, customers can visit Channel 900 or optimum.net/tv/optimum-app.

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at http://www.cablevision.com.







Pulling Back the Curtain on Pro Football Hall of Fame: Skyview Networks and Three, Two, One LLC to Launch Football Talk Hosted by Three Hall of Fame Committee Members

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

Skyview Networks and Three, Two, One LLC announce today their partnership for a nationally syndicated football talk show: “Talk of Fame Sports Network,” hosted by longtime NFL writers and Pro Football Hall of Fame committee members Clark Judge, Rick Gosselin and Ron Borges. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is an exclusive panel of 46 members, so these three hosts can do what nobody else has, which is to pull back the curtain on a process that is secretive and often misunderstood. Airing on a network of Skyview affiliates, the show debuts August 1, 2014 on 65 radio stations. With current and former players and coaches, listener interaction and lively debate, the show will ultimately provide football commentary from the Hall of Fame point of view.

“There’s no place like the huddle to understand what’s going on in a game. These three guys are in the Hall of Fame huddle,” said Jerry Jones, owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.

“Talk of Fame Sports Network” will provide its stations and listeners with true insider information on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process, potential candidates and what it takes to make it. The show features high-profile coaches and players from the past and present.

“Skyview is proud to bring such an exclusive, interesting perspective to football talk radio with these industry experts as hosts,” said Ken Thiele, president of Skyview Networks. “With Skyview’s broadcast technology foundation, progressing further into syndication is a natural avenue for us to pursue. We look forward to the successful launch of the show and continued network growth.”

With over 100 years combined covering the National Football League and over 40 years combined serving the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Judge, Gosselin and Borges bring the deep knowledge and context to football talk radio. These experts have insider information to share: with lively debate and esteemed guests, they will inform listeners exactly why (or why not) their favorite players will make it into the Hall.

“Rick, Ron and I have the experience and the knowledge to tell people what others cannot–namely, what makes a Hall of Famer and who is on the short list. So what? So there is no shortage of people who can tell you who should or should not be in the Hall, but there are precious few who can tell you why,” said Clark Judge, host of Talk of Fame Sports Network. “Now, there’s a two-hour show that will, thanks to a unique partnership with Skyview Networks–a distributor that drew our attention because, as one industry analyst told me, ‘they’re visionaries who understand the future.’ Merging the future with the past and present seemed like a perfect fit to us, and we intend to demonstrate it with our weekly program.”

“Talk of Fame Sports Network” will air nationwide the week of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, August 1, 2014. The original program will air Fridays, with listener calls and fan participation. Skyview, serving as the producer and distributor, will provide re-feeds Friday through Sunday. The show can also be heard on the TuneIn Radio streaming app or at talkoffamenetwork.com.

Clark Judge has been following the NFL for more than 30 years. He started in Baltimore, where he covered Lefty Driesell’s University of Maryland basketball team before moving on to the Colts. He was the first reporter to reach Frank Kush after the John Elway trade, asking the then-head coach if he wanted to know what he gained in exchange for the No. 1 draft choice. Kush declined, saying he’d read about it in the newspaper. And so he did. When the Colts moved to Indianapolis, so did Clark–getting what he considers the better deal when he relocated to San Diego. He stayed on the West Coast for 16 years, following the Chargers and, later, the San Francisco 49ers, before becoming an NFL columnist for Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com. He is a frequent TV and radio guest and the one guy to somehow, some way, edge the world’s foremost draft authority, Rick Gosselin, and win a 2007 national mock-draft contest, proof that sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Judge has covered a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball, the NHL, NBA, NCAA basketball, lacrosse and soccer and once was asked to report on a surfing contest–in San Diego, not Indianapolis. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of selectors, an award-winning writer, an addicted runner and a long-suffering, but passionate, Montreal Canadiens fan. Clark and his family live in New York City.

Ron Borges has covered the NFL for 40 years beginning with a nine-year tour of duty with the Oakland Raiders from 1974-1982. After a year covering the Baltimore Orioles he began what is now a 31-year stretch covering the New England Patriots for first the Boston Globe and now as lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald. He also served five years as the Globe’s NFL columnist. He has covered 38 of the last 40 Super Bowls, five World Series, four Summer Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs, 22 major golf tournaments including seven Masters Tournaments and over 300 world championship boxing matches around the world.

Borges has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee for 13 years and is also a voting member of the Senior selection committee. He also votes on the International Boxing Hall of Fame selections.

He is a winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America and has won more writing awards and more first prize selections in the annual BWAA writing contest than any journalist in the country. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year four times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and has won over 60 writing awards from Associated Press Sports Editors, the Pro Football Writers Association, the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Golf Writers Association of America. His work has been included in Best American Sports Stories 10 times.

Borges has worked as an analyst and commentator on nearly 100 international boxing telecasts and has served as a regular contributor to HBO Sports, writes regularly for RING Magazine and Boxing Monthly, is the lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald and in addition to his weekly boxing radio show on Yahoo!Sports Radio, Mouthpiece Boxing which is the No. 2 most downloaded show on the Yahoo network, he also makes a daily appearances on Yahoo!Sports Radio’s 10-noon show and regularly appears on Comcast Sports-New England’s nightly and weekend sports magazine show. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and other national publications.

His only truly significant accomplishment however has been raising his two children, Laura and Jack.

Rick Gosselin has covered the NFL for the last 41 years with stints on the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. He also spent 20 years at the Dallas Morning News as an NFL columnist before his promotion to general sports columnist in 2011. A graduate of Michigan State University, Gosselin won the inaugural Bill Reed Award as the top student sports writer in the Big Ten in 1971. He also was named the Missouri Sportswriter of the Year in 1980 by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and was elected to the writers’ wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 when he won the Dick McCann Award for “long and distinguished reporting on professional football.”

Gosselin votes on both the major league baseball and pro football Halls of Fame and also serves on the national advisory board for the John Wooden Award. In addition to covering 31 Super Bowls, Gosselin has covered five World Series, four Final Fours, two summer and one winter Olympics plus the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs and a World Cup.

Gosselin is a Detroit native and a graduate of St. Ambrose High School, where he was an all-city hockey player. He wrote his first book in 2009 about his high school and its prep football dynasty in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s titled, “Goodfellows: The Champions of St. Ambrose.” His writings have also appeared in Playboy and the Sporting News.

About Three, Two, One LLC

Three, Two, One LLC, founded by three longtime sports journalists, analysts and Pro Football Hall of Fame committee members, seeks sports industry experts with fresh points of view to create fun, educated sports content. Its first program offering, Talk of Fame Sports Network, is hosted by its founders Clark Judge, Ron Borges and Rick Gosselin. The show provides listeners a football talk format with a Hall of Fame thread running through the lively debate, esteemed guest interviews and stories from 100+ combined years’ experience covering the National Football League. Ultimately, Talk of Fame Sports Network gives outsiders a peek into a mysterious, secretive and often misunderstood process so that they can better judge future Hall of Famers for themselves. Find out more at talkoffamenetwork.com.

About Skyview Networks

Skyview Networks currently provides the broadcast services for over 60 professional and over 60 collegiate sports organizations and produces and delivers Arizona News Radio and California Headline News. Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing broadcast network solutions to professional and collegiate sports and syndicated radio. Skyview’s services include satellite distribution, full network automation, affiliate relations, inventory management systems and advertising solutions for radio, television, print, signage and web. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com.







Yahoo! Sports Radio Signs on with Skyview Networks to Air the Talk of Fame Sports Network Show

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Gow Broadcasting, LLC, owner and operator of Yahoo! Sports Radio in partnership with Yahoo! Sports, and Skyview Networks announced a partnership to distribute the Talk of Fame Sports Network radio show, a show hosted by three Pro Football Hall of Fame committed members. The companies announced today that they will launch the nationally syndicated football talk show across Yahoo! Sports Radio’s network affiliates and all of Yahoo! Sports Radio digital platforms beginning August 1, 2014. The partnership will benefit both parties: the Yahoo! Sports Radio network receive premium sports content, while the Talk of Fame Sports Network will air across Yahoo’s expansive network of affiliate stations, including many NFL markets like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, Houston, St. Louis, and on digital platforms such as yahoosportsradio.com.

“Talk of Fame is going to be a great show,” said David Gow, CEO of Yahoo! Sports Radio. “Judge, Gosselin and Borges are some of the top sports journalists in the country. We are really excited to add this show to our lineup at Yahoo! Sports Radio.”

Talk of Fame Sports Network, the creation of One, Two, Three, LLC, features Pro Football Hall of Fame committee members Clark Judge, Rick Gosselin and Ron Borges as hosts. Their exclusive knowledge, lively debate and esteemed guests will bring Yahoo’s listeners a peek into a mysterious, secretive and often misunderstood process so that they can better judge future Hall of Famers for themselves.

“The ‘Talk of Fame’ radio show with Ron Borges, Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge is a great show for NFL fans to learn more about the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process. As voters with years of experience in ‘the room,’ I can’t wait to hear their stories and why they think some of my favorite players, coaches, owners and other contributors should or shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame,” said Jerry Rice, retired NFL wide receiver.

Talk of Fame Sports Network will provide its stations and listeners with true insider information on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process, potential candidates and what it takes to make it. The show features high-profile coaches and players from the present and past.

“We believe Judge, Borges and Gosselin offer a knowledgeable and fresh perspective that will set Talk of Fame apart in the sports talk marketplace,” said Ken Thiele, president of Skyview Networks. “We value our partnership with Yahoo! Sports Radio and we are proud to bring Talk of Fame Network to its impressive network of Yahoo! Sports Radio markets.”

Talk of Fame Network will air on Yahoo! Sports Radio stations and Skyview network stations nationwide the week of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, August 1, 2014. The original program will air Fridays, with listener calls and fan participation. Skyview, serving as the producer and distributor, will provide refeeds Friday through Sunday. The show can also be heard on the TuneIn Radio streaming application or by podcast at talkoffamenetwork.com.

Clark Judge has been following the NFL for more than 30 years. He started in Baltimore, where he covered Lefty Driesell’s University of Maryland basketball team before moving on to the Colts. He was the first reporter to reach Frank Kush after the John Elway trade, asking the then-head coach if he wanted to know what he gained in exchange for the No. 1 draft choice. Kush declined, saying he’d read about it in the newspaper. And so he did. When the Colts moved to Indianapolis, so did Clark—getting what he considers the better deal when he relocated to San Diego. He stayed on the West Coast for 16 years, following the Chargers and, later, the San Francisco 49ers, before becoming an NFL columnist for Foxsports.com and CBSSports.com. He is a frequent TV and radio guest and the one guy to somehow, some way, edge the world’s foremost draft authority, Rick Gosselin, and win a 2007 national mock-draft contest, proof that sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Judge has covered a variety of sports, including Major League Baseball, the NHL, NBA, NCAA basketball, lacrosse and soccer and once was asked to report on a surfing contest—in San Diego, not Indianapolis. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of selectors, an award-winning writer, an addicted runner and a long-suffering, but passionate, Montreal Canadiens fan. Clark and his family live in New York City.

Ron Borges has covered the NFL for 40 years beginning with a nine-year tour of duty with the Oakland Raiders from 1974-1982. After a year covering the Baltimore Orioles he began what is now a 31-year stretch covering the New England Patriots for first the Boston Globe and now as lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald. He also served five years as the Globe’s NFL columnist. He has covered 38 of the last 40 Super Bowls, five World Series, four Summer Olympic Games, the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs, 22 major golf tournaments including seven Masters Tournaments and over 300 world championship boxing matches around the world.

Borges has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting committee for 13 years and is also a voting member of the Senior selection committee. He also votes on the International Boxing Hall of Fame selections.

He is a winner of the Nat Fleischer Award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism from the Boxing Writers Association of America and has won more writing awards and more first prize selections in the annual BWAA writing contest than any journalist in the country. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year four times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and has won over 60 writing awards from Associated Press Sports Editors, the Pro Football Writers Association, the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Golf Writers Association of America. His work has been included in Best American Sports Stories 10 times.

Borges has worked as an analyst and commentator on nearly 100 international boxing telecasts and has served as a regular contributor to HBO Sports, writes regularly for RING Magazine and Boxing Monthly, is the lead sports columnist at the Boston Herald and in addition to his weekly boxing radio show on Yahoo!Sports Radio, Mouthpiece Boxing which is the No. 2 most downloaded show on the Yahoo network, he also makes a daily appearances on Yahoo!Sports Radio’s 10-noon show and regularly appears on Comcast Sports-New England’s nightly and weekend sports magazine show. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and other national publications.

His only truly significant accomplishment however has been raising his two children, Laura and Jack.

Rick Gosselin has covered the NFL for the last 41 years with stints on the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. He also spent 20 years at the Dallas Morning News as an NFL columnist before his promotion to general sports columnist in 2011. A graduate of Michigan State University, Gosselin won the inaugural Bill Reed Award as the top student sports writer in the Big Ten in 1971. He also was named the Missouri Sportswriter of the Year in 1980 by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and was elected to the writers’ wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 when he won the Dick McCann Award for “long and distinguished reporting on professional football.”

Gosselin votes on both the major league baseball and pro football Halls of Fame and also serves on the national advisory board for the John Wooden Award. In addition to covering 31 Super Bowls, Gosselin has covered five World Series, four Final Fours, two summer and one winter Olympics plus the Stanley Cup playoffs, NBA playoffs and a World Cup.

Gosselin is a Detroit native and a graduate of St. Ambrose High School, where he was an all-city hockey player. He wrote his first book in 2009 about his high school and its prep football dynasty in Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s titled, “Goodfellows: The Champions of St. Ambrose.” His writings have also appeared in Playboy and the Sporting News.

About Three, Two, One, LLC

Three, Two, One LLC, founded by three longtime sports journalists, analysts and Pro Football Hall of Fame committee members, seeks sports industry experts with fresh points of view to create fun, educated sports content. Its first program offering, Talk of Fame Sports Network, is hosted by its founders Clark Judge, Ron Borges and Rick Gosselin. The show provides listeners a football talk format with a Hall of Fame thread running through the lively debate, esteemed guest interviews and stories from 100+ combined years’ experience covering the National Football League. Ultimately, Talk of Fame gives outsiders a peek into a mysterious, secretive and often misunderstood process so that they can better judge future Hall of Famers for themselves. Find out more at talkoffamenetwork.com.

About GOW Broadcasting, L.L.C.

Based in Houston, Gow Broadcasting, LLC distributes audio content under the Yahoo! Sports Radio brand name (http://www.yahoosportsradio.com) reaching an estimated five million people each week on a network of over 475 terrestrial stations, Sirius Satellite Radio, mobile and a number of digital partners. Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C. is backed by a private investment group with significant experience in media ownership. The investor group includes Steve Webster, co-manager and co-CEO of Avista Capital, Patrick Dugan, vice president and general counsel of Nortex Corporation and David Gow, chairman and CEO of Gow Broadcasting, L.L.C.

About Skyview Networks

Skyview Networks currently provides the broadcast services for over 60 professional and over 60 collegiate sports organizations and produces and delivers Arizona News Radio and California Headline News. Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing broadcast network solutions to professional and collegiate sports and syndicated radio. Skyview’s services include satellite distribution, full network automation, affiliate relations, inventory management systems and advertising solutions for radio, television, print, signage and web. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com.







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Which will U . S . FOOTBAL Golf clubs Clearly hold the distinct Most difficult And in addition The very least challenging Activities inside of 2014?

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This U . S . FOOTBAL released the particular 2014 program Comes to an end evening, confirming this nights and in addition areas on most 256 matchups (and in addition concluding the particular possiblity to find yourself in this St .. Louis Rams’ schedule-guessing contest, even though an individual purchased hardly any prospect of rewarding). With all the current document solidified, you are able to probably expect you’ll observe far more with all the frequent strength-of-schedule assessment where averages this 2013 rewarding size of one’s team’s oppositions. Regrettably, folks volumes aren’t especially helpful, simply feel each employees is going to be exactly as outstanding inside of 2014 as it has been with 2013; in reality, U . S . FOOTBAL golf clubs go up and down a whole lot via holiday in order to holiday, and in addition our personal power to expect to have those who can easily and in addition won’t grow to be outstanding inside the supplied season will be unbelievably minimal.

For instance, coming into this 2013 holiday, this Detroit Lions are already believed to offer the league’s second-hardest program excellent 2012 info of the oppositions. Hence, exactly what done upwards occurring? In line with the strength-of-schedule section of Pro-Football-Reference’s Simple Rating Approach, Detroit in reality purchased this league’s the very least challenging document relating to oppositions earlier holiday.

In such a case, a greater approach will be to make regressive quotations. We could possess a regression method in order to expect to have each team’s 2014 Simple Rating coming from the results around the before several durations, despite the fact that creating inside of plenty of regression for your advise in order to reflect our personal minimal details.

The maximum dissimilarities between our personal projected SOS volumes plus the NFL’s proven lookup opportunities coronary heart concerning only a few golf clubs in the AFC China and in addition NFC South. This AFC East’s report continues to be greater inside of 2013 in comparison with that proved inside of 2012 — irrespective of distributing virtually any a smaller amount properly away from stage differential — although the particular NFC South purchased a greater report inside of 2012 in comparison with inside of 2013 (given that this Altlanta ga Falcons’ report decreased a whole lot inside of 2013).

Because the regression will probably be contemplating several years’ worth relating to details (although contemplating benefits via 2013 with regards to 2½ circumstances given that strongly given that folks via 2012), in which wants Altlanta ga getting across the common employees inside of 2014 — definitely not this 4-12 employees it’s determined getting from your NFL’s proven SOS metric — which will nourishes several tremendously in the SOS results relating to Atlanta’s divisional invaders inside of Carolina, Tampa Refreshing and in addition Refreshing Orleans.

Inside the suggest moment, this two-year regression will probably be doubting with regards to the AFC China holding practically of the same quality correct records inside of 2014 as it would certainly inside of 2013. It’s certainly not significantly with regards to the AFC East’s superior out-of-division win-loss report inside of 2013 (it was 22-18 beyond your separated inside of 2013, merely a tiny advancement previously mentioned the particular 19-21 report inside of 2012), but far more with regards to what types of division’s info didn’t match up having its teams’ stage differentials. Relative to Sporting activities Outsiders, AFC China teams’ authentic rewards get past his or her pythagorean rewards by just 3. 9 positive aspects inside of 2013, which includes a number of. 6 to your New york Jets all on your own. Examine displays where most of these overachievement will probably be hardly ever long lasting, hence our personal regression method could possibly be considering virtually any fall to your Jets (plus the separated completely) inside of 2014.

This type of regression-based approach will probably be definately not finest; for instance, in which doesn’t furthermore check out which will members modified golf clubs in the offseason between 2013 and in addition 2014. (But furthermore techniques where endeavor to are usually the explanation for most of these traces and also creases carry out any fairly vulnerable job relating to prediction assessed in opposition to simple metrics exactly like our personal regression. )#)#) To explain, the aforementioned SOS lookup opportunities is going to be drastically wrong — but they’re almost certain as a many more appropriate decide of each team’s program issues inside of 2014 in comparison to the proven lookup opportunities where basically employ earlier year’s info.

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Which often UNITED STATES FOOTBAL Night clubs Certainly possess the specific Toughest As well as Minimum hard Day to day activities within 2014?

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The specific UNITED STATES FOOTBAL launched the actual 2014 strategy Fri nighttime, credit reporting the specific times as well as locations of most 256 matchups (as well as completing the actual possiblity to get involved with the specific Saint. Louis Rams’ schedule-guessing match, even if a person obtained virtually no possibility of lucrative). With the report solidified, you’ll be able to perhaps anticipate to discover much more using the typical strength-of-schedule evaluation by which averages the specific 2013 lucrative amounts of the team’s oppositions. Unfortunately, individuals amounts aren’t particularly advantageous, simply because think every single personnel will likely be just as superb within 2014 since it had been from 2013; actually, UNITED STATES FOOTBAL night clubs alter a great deal originating from month or year every single child month or year, as well as our very own capacity to anticipate the ones that may as well as won’t turn out to be superb within the provided twelve months is actually extremely confined.

For example, getting into the specific 2013 month or year, the specific Detroit Elephants happen to be forecast to own league’s second-hardest strategy great 2012 information of those oppositions. Therefore, precisely what completed upward happening? Good strength-of-schedule a part of Pro-Football-Reference’s Fundamental Position Technique, Detroit actually obtained the specific league’s minimum hard report concerning oppositions prior month or year.

In such cases, a better method would be to help to make regressive quotes. We’re able to employ a regression system every single child anticipate every single team’s 2014 Fundamental Position from the ratings about the previously a few intervals, even though making within lots of regression for that recommend every single child reflection our very own confined info.

The best disparities amongst our very own believed SOS amounts along with the NFL’s set up research jobs center regarding a small amount of night clubs within the AFC Far east as well as NFC Towards the south. The specific AFC East’s record may be much better within 2013 when compared with this ended up within 2012 — no matter posting any kind of much less nicely away degree differential — despite the fact that the actual NFC Towards the south obtained a better record within 2012 when compared with within 2013 (because the specific Altlanta ga Falcons’ record fallen a good deal within 2013).

Since the regression is going to be thinking about a few years’ really worth concerning data (despite the fact that thinking about results originating from 2013 regarding 2½ situations because securely because individuals originating from 2012), which wishes Altlanta ga becoming round the typical personnel within 2014 — certainly not the specific 4-12 personnel it’s recognized becoming in the NFL’s set up SOS metric — which often feeds numerous significantly into the SOS ratings concerning Atlanta’s divisional intruders within Carolina, Tampa Clean as well as Clean Orleans.

Within the imply period, the specific two-year regression is going to be negative in regards to the AFC Far east having almost as good precise paperwork within 2014 since it might within 2013. It’s not necessarily a lot in regards to the AFC East’s improved upon out-of-division win-loss record within 2013 (it had been 22-18 away from divided within 2013, only a little improvement over the actual 19-21 record within 2012), however much more regarding what are the division’s information didn’t complement featuring its teams’ degree differentials. Prior to Sports activities Outsiders, AFC Far east teams’ real advantages meet or exceed their unique pythagorean advantages by simply 3. 9 benefits within 2013, with a handful of. 6 for the New york city Aircraft by yourself. Research exhibits by which such overachievement is going to be rarely enduring, therefore our very own regression strategy might be thinking about any kind of decrease for the Aircraft (along with the divided altogether) within 2014.

This sort of regression-based technique is going to be not greatest; for example, which doesn’t additionally learn about which often individuals changed night clubs within the offseason amongst 2013 as well as 2014. (However additionally methods by which attempt to tend to be the reason such outlines as well as lines perform the relatively fragile profession concerning conjecture considered towards fundamental metrics the same as our very own regression. )#)#) For example, these SOS research jobs will likely be completely wrong — however they’re virtually particular to turn into a much more proper figure out of each and every team’s strategy difficulties within 2014 than the set up research jobs by which merely make use of prior year’s information.

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Which usually AMERICAN FOOTBAL Clubs Obviously have the particular Hardest And also Least difficult Daily activities inside 2014?

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The particular AMERICAN FOOTBAL introduced the 2014 plan Friday night time, confirming the particular days and also places of all 256 matchups (and also finishing the possiblity to get into the particular St. Louis Rams’ schedule-guessing competition, even when you acquired simply no potential for profitable). With all the record solidified, it is possible to possibly expect you’ll notice a lot more with the common strength-of-schedule examination in which averages the particular 2013 profitable proportions of your team’s oppositions. Sadly, people quantities aren’t specifically beneficial, simply because they believe each and every staff will probably be exactly as excellent inside 2014 because it was at 2013; in fact, AMERICAN FOOTBAL clubs change a lot coming from time of the year to be able to time of the year, and also our own power to foresee those that can and also won’t become excellent in the offered calendar year is incredibly limited.

As an example, entering the particular 2013 time of the year, the particular Detroit Lions have been expected to offer the league’s second-hardest plan good 2012 data of these oppositions. Thus, just what finished up taking place? In line with the strength-of-schedule part of Pro-Football-Reference’s Basic Ranking Method, Detroit in fact acquired the particular league’s least difficult record regarding oppositions previous time of the year.

However, an improved technique is usually to help make regressive estimations. We could start using a regression ingredients to be able to foresee each and every team’s 2014 Basic Ranking coming from the scores on the earlier a couple of periods, although constructing inside a lot of regression for the suggest to be able to mirror our own limited information.

The greatest variances among our own estimated SOS quantities as well as the NFL’s established search positions heart about a small number of clubs inside the AFC Asia and also NFC To the south. The particular AFC East’s document has been far better inside 2013 as compared to it turned out inside 2012 — regardless of submitting any less well off level differential — even though the NFC To the south acquired an improved document inside 2012 as compared to inside 2013 (for the reason that the particular Altlanta ga Falcons’ document dropped a great deal inside 2013).

As the regression will be considering a couple of years’ well worth regarding info (even though considering final results coming from 2013 concerning 2½ instances since firmly since people coming from 2012), that desires Altlanta ga being around the average staff inside 2014 — not necessarily the particular 4-12 staff it’s identified being from the NFL’s established SOS metric — which usually nourishes many greatly in to the SOS scores regarding Atlanta’s divisional invaders inside Carolina, Tampa Fresh and also Fresh Orleans.

In the mean time, the particular two-year regression will be cynical regarding the AFC Asia possessing nearly nearly as good accurate documentation inside 2014 because it would inside 2013. It’s not really much regarding the AFC East’s increased out-of-division win-loss document inside 2013 (it absolutely was 22-18 beyond your split inside 2013, just a small development above the 19-21 document inside 2012), yet a lot more concerning what kind of division’s data didn’t match having its teams’ level differentials. In accordance with Sports Outsiders, AFC Asia teams’ genuine benefits go beyond their particular pythagorean benefits simply by 3. 9 advantages inside 2013, which includes a couple of. 6 for your Nyc Jets on your own. Study shows in which these kinds of overachievement will be seldom lasting, thus our own regression approach could be planning on any drop for your Jets (as well as the split all together) inside 2014.

This kind of regression-based method will be definately not best; as an example, that doesn’t also find out about which usually participants altered clubs inside the offseason among 2013 and also 2014. (Yet also strategies in which make an attempt to are explanation for these kinds of lines and lines and wrinkles execute a comparatively weak career regarding prediction weighed against basic metrics just like our own regression. )#)#) To put it differently, the aforementioned SOS search positions will probably be inappropriate — yet they’re practically specific becoming a lot more correct determine of the team’s plan problems inside 2014 when compared to the established search positions in which simply utilize previous year’s data.

Sports Shop Network Announces the Launch of Sports Shop TV

Boca Raton, Fl (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

Sports Shop Network (SSN) is excited to announce the November 2014 launch of Sports Shop TV (SSTV). SSTV will combine an ESPN broadcast format giving viewers content from up to 54 various sports with a home shopping approach. This union will offer sports fans worldwide excellent entertainment, the latest sports news and opportunities to purchase sports related merchandise from the best known brand names at huge savings.

 

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Sports Shop TV (http://livetvall.com/nfl/) intends, through a combination of original and popular programming with unique shopping opportunities, to create a well woven and enticing opportunity to attract their target audience of sports enthusiasts in 85 million U.S. households plus an additional 110 million homes around the world. In addition, it aims to meet the increasing demands for quality content sports networks desire to fill their on-air and on-line needs.

 

The list of people that have expressed interest in working with SSTV include household names like Sir Richard Branson, Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports and Evander Holyfield. The NFL Network, the NBA Network, the MLB Network, NASCAR, MMA and other key sports content providers have also indicated their interest in working with SSTV (http://livetvall.com/nfl/). Popular TV shows like “Art My Car” and “Born To Race” as well as known brands such as Ford, General Motors, The Daytona International Speedway and the NASCAR Media Group have been engaged in conversations to determine the best strategy to take advantage of SSTV’s potential reach.

 

Merchandise from well-known brands like Nike, Puma, Adidas and Reebok will be featured along with a variety of sports nutrition, weight loss products, outdoor and fitness related gear, travel services and other merchandise supporting an active life-style. In addition to the SSTV online store, future plans include a creation of stores on major e-commerce web sites like Amazon and E-Bay.

 

Leading SSTV’s strong executive team is CEO Wayne Wiggins. Mr. Wiggins, a two time Emmy Award winner, brings his 40+ years of extensive experience in broadcast TV, film, advertising and program syndication to SSTV. It is his vision that is driving SSTV’s experienced executive team to create this next incarnation of content driven merchandise sales to the public.

 

Mr. Wiggins said, “Sports Shop Television is a unique, cutting edge, home shopping type program that sells inexpensive sports, recreation, memorabilia, health and nutrition related name brand products directly to the consumer, bypassing the middle man.”

 

He also points out “Our programs are host based, taped live in the studio or on location at all major sporting events such as the World Series, Super Bowl, PGA, NASCAR, All-Star Games, NBA and NCAA Finals, just to name a few. Sports celebrities are a common feature during our programming day, thus giving major names the opportunity to sell product.”

 

Supporting SSTV is going to be an interactive, live streaming web site and mobile application that will provide the audience with a user friendly way to partake in the on-air and on-line shows and to purchase the products and services being presented. The entire inventory from every broadcast will be available to customers 24/7. This effectively enables SSTV to appeal to customers driven by need as well as impulse.

 

In the spirit of giving back, SSTV works with multiple charities through America Cares International (http://livetvall.com/nfl/ ), a non-profit that raises money for American based charities like the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 100% of all proceeds from donations are sent to the charity selected by the donor.

 

For further details on the November launch of Sports Shop TV please contact Dalilah Santini.

 

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