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Cyber Report #1052

E-dition No. 1,052 • Friday, April 11, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) PBA Viewership Leaves 2018 Numbers in the Dust The PBA Tour’s historic television package with FOX Sports and its social media impact, boosted by its new relationship with FloSports, continue to show impressive gains in 2019.  During the PBA World Series of Bowling […]

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Cyber Report #1051

E-dition No. 1,051 • Friday, April 5, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com)   19 Bowling Shows Added to CBS Sports Network Schedule In addition to its schedule of PBA Tour telecasts, CBS Sports Network will televise 19 bowling shows in 2019, with the finals of eight events televised live, including the stepladder finals of five […]

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CORPORATE RAIDER IRWIN JACOBS DEAD

Irwin Jacobs, who acquired AMF Inc. in 1985 in a “hostile takeover,” has died along with his wife, Alexandra, in what is being described a murder-suicide. Both were 77. The couple was found at its home in Minnetonka, Minn. In recent years, Alexandra reportedly had been suffering from dementia, and often was seen in a […]

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CBS Sports Network Adds 19 Events to Schedule

In addition to its schedule of PBA Tour telecasts, CBS Sports Network will televise 19 bowling shows in 2019, with the finals of eight events televised live, including the stepladder finals of five major tournaments. The finals of every major on the PWBA Tour will be televised live, starting with the USBC Queens stepladder finals […]

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Cyber Report #1049-1050

E-dition Nos. 1,049-1,050 • Friday, March 22, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) We’re bringing you a double edition of the BJI Cyber Report today because the Report will be taking a “bye” next week. Watch your in-box on April 4 for the next edition. Meanwhile, visit bowlersjournal.com and bcmmag.com for breaking bowling business news.   […]

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Cyber Report #1047-1048

E-dition Nos. 1,047-1,048 • Friday, March 15, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) Couch, Hoskins Prepare for Returns With Ebonite, Track Ebonite has signed Jason Couch to a national contract in preparation for his return to competitive bowling on the PBA50 Tour. Couch has bowled under the Ebonite banner since his first day on the PBA […]

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HOST OF ‘CELEBRITY BOWLING’ PASSES AWAY

There was a time when bowling was on television a lot. In addition to the “Pro Bowlers Tour” telecasts on ABC-TV, dozens of market areas carried “Bowling for Dollars,” typically hosted by a local sportscaster, and some carried versions of that program for kids. Some major markets had their own match-play television programs, featuring the […]

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NEW BOWLTV.COM TO OFFER MIX OF FREE, SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

The United States Bowling Congress has launched BowlTV, a new website and video-streaming service. The website will feature a wide variety of video content, including live coverage of PWBA events, Team USA competition, USBC Collegiate and Junior Gold events, and much more. In addition to live video, BowlTV.com will host an extensive library of video-on-demand […]

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Cyber Report #1046

E-dition No. 1,046 • Friday, March 1, 2019 Editor: Bob Johnson (bjibob@aol.com) PWBA Season Again Will Conclude at Richmond Raceway Richmond Raceway will be the site of the season-ending Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour Championship for the third consecutive year, and national sponsor QubicaAMF once again will be actively involved in the closing events of […]

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