Media

Extreme Group's Extreme Sports Channel has launched in France.

UK broadcaster the BBC has hit out at newspaper reports claiming that it is to hold crisis talks with boxer Audley Harrison following the critical response to his narrow victory at the weekend.

Leo Hindery, CEO of the proposed Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, has recruited several former co-workers from media firms AT&T Broadband and GlobalCenter to form the managment team of the new venture.

UK terrestrial broadcaster the BBC has reportedly called a crisis meeting with Olympic super-heavyweight champion Audley Harrison after the boxer's latest unimpressive display in the ring.

The resumption of the NFL following the terrorist attacks in the US showed a significant drop in television ratings with fans clearly not ready to sit down and tune into the action so soon after the recent atrocities.

The gradual shift of the content of the US network CNN/Sports Illustrated (CNN/SI) from a sports news format towards more live event programming has led to the broadcaster adding over 1 million subscribers to its proposition during the summer.

Leeds United Football Club has urged the Professional Football Association and England's soccer authorities to settle their differences quickly over television contracts.

Leeds United Football Club has urged the Professional Football Association and England's soccer authorities to settle their differences quickly over television contracts.

German sports brand Puma has unveiled the first phase of its 2002 World Cup advertising campaign which focuses on the fortunes of the Cameroon national team.

Sponsorship research agency S:Comm Research is relaunching its corporate website.

US broadcaster ESPN has entered into a partnership with fledgling regional sports network Victory Sports which sees the latter secure carriage of a variety of ESPN’s sports programming.

Heather White has been appointed as the new head of sports sales at marketing and media company Sportsworld Media Group.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan will come out of retirement to play for the NBA's Washington Wizards, according to media reports – and could announce his comeback later today.

Emirates Airlines have announced the end of their sponsorship of racing’s World Series.

US satellite TV platform DirecTV will be allowed to air the WWF ‘Unforgiven’ pay-per-view event this Sunday despite contract renewal talks between the two parties for regular delivery of the content remaining unresolved.

German media giant and sports rights owner, the KirchGruppe has begun to initiate a corporate reshuffle within its pay-TV arm, axing Manfred Puffer the chief executive officer of its struggling domestic digital television platform Premiere World.

YankeeNets LLC, the soon to be launched regional TV network for the New York Yankees, has hired the experienced John Fillippelli as head of production.