Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman & CEO at WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone, was elected chairwoman of the American Cable Association, while Robert Gessner, president of Massillon Cable TV, is the new ACA vice chairman. Each will serve a two-year term. The following ACA board members were elected to new three-year terms: Jim Beattie, BEVCOMM; Allan Block, Buckeye Cablevision; Jim Gleason, NewWave; John Gdovin, Patriot Media; and Terry Nidiffer, GCI…In a senior-leadership restructuring, News Corporation promoted Peter Rice, who had served as entertainment chairman at Fox Networks Group (FNG) since 2010, to chairman/CEO of FNG, where he will oversee all programming and operations. David Hill, chairman/CEO at Fox Sports, now is senior executive vice president at News Corporation, focused on programming, digital initiatives and other opportunities in Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

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Turner Strikes MLB Deal Extension

Turner Sports re-upped its rights deal with Major League Baseball , signing a seven-year deal valued at nearly $3.75bln. Turner will pay approximately $535mln/year through 2028 to carry America’s

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