How Rupert Murdoch Could Go To War With ESPN

The blockbuster news that Rupert Murdoch bid $80 billion for Time Warner—and was at least temporarily rebuffed—points to an impending seismic shift in the media landscape. And, as the New York Times points out today, nowhere would that shift be felt more than in the business of televised sports. A Fox takeover of Time… » 7/18/14 10:47am 7/18/14 10:47am

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Even Worse Than You Think

The mere mention of Comcast and Time Warner cuddling up to form one crummy super-conglomerate is enough to send you running for the pitchforks. But this unholy union—if it passes regulatory muster—goes deeper than MONOPOLY BAD. » 2/13/14 11:49am 2/13/14 11:49am

The Meaning Of Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson's New Cartoon

Twenty years ago The Ring magazine asked the question, after Mike Tyson's rape conviction, "What If Mike Tyson Had Never Gone To Jail?" The cover story posed a counterfactual in which Tyson did not receive a guilty verdict on his 1991 indictment for rape, confinement and criminal deviant conduct. » 5/11/13 1:00pm 5/11/13 1:00pm

Life At Sports Illustrated Is About To Become Even More Difficult

Well, this isn't good. Sports Illustrated's parent company, Time Inc., is going to spin off from its very rich corporate overlord, Time Warner. Time Inc.'s 21 magazines—which include SI, Time, People and Entertainment Weekly—will be tossed aside into a new public company. » 3/06/13 6:49pm 3/06/13 6:49pm

News Corp Buys Into The YES Network, As The RSN Bubble Grows Closer To…

What was rumored last week has been officially announced: News Corporation will purchase 49 percent of the YES Network, and become the single biggest shareholder in the single most lucrative regional sports network in the country. » 11/20/12 2:50pm 11/20/12 2:50pm