Author Archives: Barney Carleton

About Barney Carleton

Barney Carleton is a former graduate assistant for the St. John's Athletic Communications Department. Barney is a double alum of St. John's University, completing his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in December 2012 and his Master of Business Administration in Executive Management in May 2015. Barney is currently a Senior Specialist, Broadcast Operations at the National Basketball Association and oversees operations for the D-League and WNBA. Barney has freelanced in sports production with Rush Media and Ross Mobile Productions, serving as a replay operator (NewTek 3Play & Mira Abekas), A2, Camera Operator, Associate Director, Technical Director (NewTek Tricaster 855 EXTREME), Producer and Producer/Director. He often voices his opinions on issues in Sport on his personal twitter: @BarneySTJ

MLB Teams Capitalize On Local Television Rights

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National TV Rights Deals This year, Major League Baseball (MLB) enters the first year of their national television contracts with Fox, TBS, and ESPN. These contracts are eight years long and run through 2021 (More Details). The three combined television … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Seven…(Undefeated Teams)

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After Toledo’s loss this evening at #16 Kansas (the Jayhawk’s 68th-straight win at home against a non-conference opponent), there are only seven remaining undefeated teams. Toledo (12-1) had been the only unranked team, and one of two undefeated teams not … Continue reading

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College Athletic Departments Continue To Trim Expenses

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The 2013 holiday season brought grim news within two athletic departments in the Northeast region of the United States. Robert Morris University of the Northeast Conference (NEC) and Temple University of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), announced that they would … Continue reading

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ESPN, NBC, FOX, CBS Digital Video Platforms (Part 3 of 3)

When it comes to digital offerings made available by the major networks, you’re really only discussing two of the four. You’re discussing ESPN and NBC, because Fox has yet to launch Fox Sports Go, their digital network that will simulcast … Continue reading

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Progression of Cable Networks — ESPN v. Fox Sports 1 (Part 2 of 3)

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ESPN is the self proclaimed “World Wide Leader in Sports”. It has the most channels, highest subscriber fee for a cable network, high ratings, and it generates more revenues than any other cable network. Goldman Sachs estimated that ESPN accounts … Continue reading

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Progression of Cable Networks and their Digital Platforms (Part 1 of 3)

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The United States Golf Association announced that it had agreed to a 12-year deal with FOX Sports to carry the U.S. Open, which ends a long relationship the USGA had with NBC and ESPN. According to the New York Times, … Continue reading

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