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    1. October 29, 2014

      BSkyB buys stake in YouTube network Whistle Sports

      ...attracted more than 1.25bn views. Its videos are short and complementary to mainstream sports coverage, and range from basketball to less well-known sports such as Ultimate Frisbee. This contrasts with Sky’s sports channels, which are built around...Robert Cookson and Henry Mance in London

    2. October 29, 2014

      Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

      ...source British Sky Broadcasting has invested $7m in Whistle Sports, a content group whose stars include five trick-shot basketball players and a man dressed as a giant panda. What could possibly go right? Big businesses usually fail when they try to hang...Jonathan Guthrie

    3. October 28, 2014

      Madison Square Garden: court capital

      ...in two. The company would merge its sport and media businesses into one entity. This would include the New York Knicks (basketball), the New York Rangers (ice hockey) and some TV networks, which together account for four-fifths of the group’s...

    1. October 28, 2014

      Madison Square Garden explores break-up

      ...hold its sports franchises, including the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Rangers hockey team and MSG’s cable...year. It marked the biggest price ever paid for a National Basketball Association team. JAT Capital management, a hedge fund...Shannon Bond and Gary Silverman in New York and Naomi Rovnick in Hong Kong

    2. October 26, 2014

      Ballmer makes slam dunk on Clippers deal

      ...2bn purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, helping to explain why the Microsoft...next highest price paid for a professional basketball team when he bought the National Basketball Association franchise in May. An FT analysis...Arash Massoudi and Alan Livsey in London

    3. October 26, 2014

      Bill James knew how to sift the magic from the mundane

      ...relatively recent import to the English Premier League and others, from the US, naturally, where it has long been widely used in basketball and ice hockey. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Take, for example, this extract from the BBC live text of last...By Jurek Martin

    4. October 24, 2014

      AMC takes $200m stake to expand BBC America

      ...controlled by the Dolan family, owner of cable company Cablevision and New York’s Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey club. It reports its third-quarter earnings on November 6. AMC shares were little...Shannon Bond in New York

    5. October 22, 2014

      Big nations snub Beijing bank launch after US lobbying

      ...an attempt to contain its global rise and its ambition to be the dominant power in Asia. “You could think of this as a basketball game in which the US wants to set the duration of the game, the size of the court, the height of the basket and everything...Jamil Anderlini in Beijing

    6. October 20, 2014

      TPG boosts its bet on Hollywood’s CAA

      ...agency into new areas. They built a growing sports practice which now rivals IMG, the industry leader, with clients in basketball, baseball, American football and soccer. In recent years CAA has diversified further, advising brands on commercial campaigns...Matthew Garrahan in New York

    7. October 19, 2014

      TV’s big guns turn their sights on the digital upstarts

      ...season. CBS and HBO will not be alone for long. Disney’s ESPN is planning a new online service to show professional basketball games. Sony and Dish are snapping up content for new internet video packages. Last week, SoftBank of Japan bought DramaFever...Shannon Bond in New York

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