That secondary, though, to another network ending ABC stranglehold on the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Indy 500 on ABC is the second longest partnership in television and sports events behind only the Masters, which has been on CBS since 1956. It a jewel ABC did not particularly want to give up, and IndyCar wasn unhappy with the network production of its most important asset..
Google Inc has opened discussions with the National Football League to buy the rights to the Ticket subscription TV service now owned by DirecTV, tech blog AllThingsDigital reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.The acquisition, if consummated, would dramatically boost the media efforts of the Internet search company, which is trying to ramp up original programming and earn subscription revenue as opposed to advertising income.The Ticket service allows NFL fans to watch a wide variety of football games outside of their local markets.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials called on Google, Facebook Inc and several other key Silicon Valley companies in recent days, as part of efforts to improve their content, NFL spokesman Alex Reithmiller confirmed on Wednesday. He did not elaborate.But the tech blog cited sources saying Google CEO Larry Page and YouTube content chief Robert Kyncl specifically discussed acquiring the rights to the popular Sunday Ticket package with Goodell and his delegation.Google YouTube last year expanded its stable of original content by promoting and investing in hundreds of dedicated channels, hoping to shed its image as a repository for grainy home videos and to start putting out quality content to boost advertising sales and earn subscription revenue.A content tie up between the popular NFL and Google could have ripple effects throughout the media industry, analysts said. It could bolster demand for services that bypass traditional cable, pressure values for some TV and satellite networks, and encourage users to sign up for broadband, Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible said.DirecTV has sounded upbeat about its chances of renewing the estimated US$1 billion a year Ticket contract with the league when it expires after the 2014 season.Neither Google nor DirecTV responded to requests for comment.Google addition of Ticket would mark its biggest foray so far into the realm of quality programming and subscription video services.
Hobbs then tried to provide medial attention but could not revive the child, he said. 15, Fayetteville police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy said.At the apartment, officers discovered the child’s body in an “advanced state of decomposition inside a plastic container that was covered with blankets.”During an interview, Hobbs told officers that the child had been crying uncontrollably while he had a headache.