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PBS Goes Back to School With ‘Spotlight Education’

PBS is devoting this entire week of primetime programming to an issue its leaders believe has gone unexplored in this epochal campaign season: the America’s education system. While taking a hard look at flaws in the system, the week's shows will also foreground ideas and forward-looking solutions. ...

Eurosport Trains for ’18 Olympic Debut

As the U.S. Open tournament reached its climaxin Queens last week, execs from Eurosport, the overseas sports network controlled by Discovery, noted a milestone connected to its coverage ofthe tennis. The first day of the Open on Aug. 29, they said, was the busiest day ever for the network’s stand-alone, direct-to-consumer service, Eurosport Player. ...

Eurosport CEO: ‘Sports Fans Deserve’ to See Olympics Live

More than most in the media business, Eurosport is closely studying NBCUniversal’s experience with the Summer Olympics in Rio. The global sports network controlled by Discovery won rights to broadcast the Olympics starting with the 2018 Winter Games. While there are carve-outs for public broadcasters like the BBC, which can show up to 100 hours in winter or 200 hours in summer, the Games will...

As Roof Closes at U.S. Open, ESPN Keeps Twiddling the Knobs

The U.S. Open marked a milestone Wednesday night when rain forced the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium to close for the first time. ...

Disney Steps Up to Digital Plate With $1B BAMTech Investment

Despite the fact that its movie studio posted a spectacular third quarter, with revenue soaring 40%, Walt Disney Co.’s earnings call with Wall Street analysts was once again dominated by a single topic: ESPN’s OTT plans. ...

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