Evening Headlines - 8/27/13

WTHI Reporter Charged With Domestic Battery
TVSPY - WTHI reports Jon Swaner, a reporter for the Terre Haute, Ind., CBS affiliate, has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

ESPN, Turner in talks to exit NASCAR early
SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL - ESPN and Turner Sports are talking with NASCAR about getting out of their broadcast rights agreement a year early, a move that could allow Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group to become the sport’s broadcasters next year.

In a game behind the games, Fox challenges ESPN — and the stakes are huge
THE KANSAS CITY STAR - Fox Sports 1, the new 24-hour all-sports channel of Rupert Murdoch’s empire, is taking on reigning sports media behemoth ESPN in a way that has never happened — with deep pockets, plenty of programming and an edge.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - While Time Warner Cable subscribers watch closely as the CBS standoff enters its fourth week, TV distributors should be monitoring the negotiations even more diligently, because the ultimate settlement is likely to set a pattern for the entire industry.

ENGADGET - Rumors that Apple was about to expand the Apple TV's channel selection have just come true -- the company has quietly rolled out apps for the Disney Channel, Disney XD, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The Weather Channel.

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