Mass Media # 2Sports on Television: First televised sporting event: Columbia versus Princeton in baseball (not important for exam) Symbiotic relationship TV gets influenced by sports, just as sports influence television When TV came along, sport was already firmly established. TV had to incorporate sports since it was already important. Guys working the camera were better able to cover spots events because of the different cameras used. Announcers had to be accurate because fans are watching every second. By 1941 broadcasting skilled had developed In one week of air time: 5 boxing matches, 8 football games, 8-10 hours of wrestling, several nights of roller derby First televised pro football game in early 1950?s Gave 10,000 dollars to broadcast game. Someone thought it was so good gave 5,000 dollars back. Growth of sports channels that televise sports These are only provided by paying for it ?pay-per-view?
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