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Encyclopedia > SportsChannel America

SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s. While the network did not survive, its basic gameplan (a sports cable network with national programming, but that let each local market get the rights to show their own local teams in their market) survives on in the form of Fox Sports Net. FSN actually replaced or bought out most of the SportsChannel America stations in their markets. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...

SportsChannel of America, the official American television rights holder of the National Hockey League from 1988-1992
SportsChannel of America, the official American television rights holder of the National Hockey League from 1988-1992

The network is probably most notable for getting the National Hockey League rights from ESPN in 1988, by offering almost triple the amount of money that ESPN was offering at the time for the NHL (a move not much unlike the 2005 NHL rights grab by Comcast/OLN over ESPN). Much like the Comcast deal as well, SportsChannel America was only in a few major markets, and reached only a 1/3 of the households that ESPN did at the time. After 4 seasons, the NHL got out of the deal and went back to ESPN, leaving SportsChannel America with little more than outdoors shows and Canadian Football League games. Most of the SportsChannel America network of local cable stations were bought up by Fox Sports to create the FSN network of stations in late 1997, although SportsChannel Florida was the last of the SportsChannel America stations to remain on the air. It continued to operate until March 2000, when it became Fox Sports Florida (now FSN Florida). Image File history File links SportsChannel. ... Regular Season Final standings Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Regular Season Final standings Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the largest broadband (second overall) Internet service provider in the United States. ... OLN (formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network until July 2005) is a cable television channel owned by Comcast. ... The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in March, 2000. ...


Notable SportsChannel America Shows

Sportswriters on TV - A sports talk show produced by the Chicago-based SportsChannel and syndicated to most of the other ones. Sportswriters on TV was a sports talk show produced by the Chicago-based SportsChannel and syndicated to most of the other ones across the SportsChannel America network. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


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SportsChannel America at AllExperts (355 words)
SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Much like the Comcast deal as well, SportsChannel America was only in a few major markets, and reached only a 1/3 of the households that ESPN did at the time.
Most of the SportsChannel America network of local cable stations were bought up by Fox Sports to create the FSN network of stations in late 1997, although SportsChannel Florida was the last of the SportsChannel America stations to remain on the air.
CBA: The price of expansion (1616 words)
The league was in a dispute over flouts with SportsChannel America, which had carried NHL games the three previous seasons.
Many found the NHL's relationship with SportsChannel America, a company that linked together several regional companies, to be a mistake under the Ziegler regime.
SportsChannel was offering $51 million over three years, more than double what ESPN had paid ($24 million) for the previous three years.
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