News Corp. Mulls Sports Net, Cable Revamp

No matter what News Corp. does as far as launching a national sports network, the intention is not to take on ESPN, COO Chase Carey said today. Carey didn’t offer anything definitive on the potential conversion of the Fuel or Speed networks into a general sports network, but said both offer options for transformation.

FCC Upheld On Cable Access To Sports

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday upheld communications regulators’ decision to bar cable operators from blocking access to some sports programming. The FCC closed a loophole last year that allowed cable companies to deny access to channels delivered via terrestrial ground lines and not satellite feeds.