Media

The World Wrestling Federation will produce a new two-hour magazine format series, WWF Excess, to anchor broadcaster TNN's new five-hour Saturday night sports and entertainment line-up, "Slammin' Saturday Night”.

US cable network, Black Entertainment Television (BET) is in talks with professional wrestling body Urban Wrestling Alliance (UWA) with regard to a series of weekly shows.

Shares in London Stock Market-listed Sportech Plc, owners of betting and gaming firm Littlewoods Leisure, rose yesterday as it announced a deal for Littlewoods to be the exclusive sponsor of ITV's interactive football coverage.

Nasdaq-listed sporting goods e-commerce company Global Sports has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of 2001 and for the full year 2002 that is significantly better than the current average of analysts' expectations for those periods.

Soccer Australia has forged ahead with its decision to give its primary broadcaster the Seven Network a larger role in the running of the sport by announcing the appointment of senior executive Shane Wood to the Soccer Australia Board.

US Spanish-language network Univision Communications has promoted from within with the appointment of Ray Rodriguez to the new role of president and CEO of the media company.

The government reviews of England’s beleaguered Wembley Stadium and the national athletics stadium at Picketts Lock, both being assessed by former Prison Service director Patrick Carter, will not be available until this Friday and next week respectively.

Pan-american Sports Network (PSN), the pay television sports network in Latin America will offer complete coverage of the US Open tennis from August 27 to September 9.

India's state broadcasting corporation, Prasar Bharti has won exclusive rights to broadcast the first Afro-Asian Games scheduled in New Delhi in November.

The president of Russian premier division soccer side Fakel Voronezh has resigned following the death of a woman during the half-time interval of a 5-0 defeat by Spartak Moscow last weekend, club officials have confirmed.

Broadband network services provider Williams Communications has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar agreement with NFL Films.

BBC Radio Five Live has signed a deal to provide live coverage of all Manchester United’s European home games for the next two years, starting from this season.

CART is set to announce later today its five-year strategic direction in meetings with sponsors and manufacturers.

UK broadcaster the BBC has won the domestic rights to the British Open Golf Championship – ending speculation it could lose out to a rival.

ESPN.com has completed the acquisition of web-based sports magazine SportsJones.com.

The official website of CART has smashed its previous two-day record for visits over it Road America race weekend.

Greece and Cyprus have agreed to send two satellites into space to advance telecommunications in the region and assist in transmission of the 2004 Athens Olympics.