ESPN chief George Bodenheimer said during a Tues event in NYC that the net and ABC will compete for the telecast rights to the ’12 and 16 Olympic Games. — Trans Digital Media has opened Trans Digital Ent to distribute SD and HD content for cable, satellite and telco through VOD, SVOD and PPV. The venture’s 1st service, Passport Cinema, offers films never before seen on American TV. Former Cablevision dir, programming Anthony Cochi has been named pres. — "The Fox Experience" will be present at both the Democratic and Republican Natl Conventions, providing coverage across Fox News, Fox Business, Fox News Radio, FoxNews.com and Fox News Mobile. — ION TV adds broadcast retread "NCIS" to its lineup Sept 8 (9pm ET). — Former NFLer Warren Sapp has joined the cast of Showtime‘s "Inside the NFL" (Sept 10).

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