Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan 17, 2008




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Let's see. The last time FSN Detroit anchor Mickey York had to move, he went from Detroit to Seattle. Irony was, York was still covering all things Detroit for FSN -- from their network compound in the Pacific Northwest. Something along the lines of, live from Seattle, it's Detroit. Nearly five years later, he has to move again. And in a smart development, York gets to move back to Detroit to cover all things Detroit. FSN is killing its studio show, effective Feb. 1... FSN's York excited to return home (Thu, 1/17)

Don't get too excited, Comcast subscribers, but there have been several reports in recent weeks that say the cable company and Big Ten Network are closer to a distribution deal. One of the most interesting accounts of this progress was from Michigan athletic director Bill Martin in a short briefing to fans that can be found on the athletic department's Web site, "We are optimistic that we can reach agreement quickly with Comcast, and that the remaining cable companies will follow shortly afterward," Martin wrote in a post dated Jan. 10. The briefing included a letter to fans from Big Ten commission Jim Delany and Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman that yet against expresses optimism about the situation... Big Ten Network, Comcast still working on a deal (Thu, 1/17)







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