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  • DORNA USA/ESPN REACH DEAL ON BADMINTON DISTRIBUTION

         Dorna USA and ESPN International have signed an agreement
    for worldwide TV distribution of the '94 U.S. Open Badminton
    Championship.  Domestically, ESPN will air five hours of taped
    coverage of the event. Internationally, the event will be seen in
    over 40 countries.  According to DornaUSA, more than 250M people
    play badminton worldwide, making it the second largest
    participation sport in the world, ranking only behind soccer (THE
    DAILY).
    

    Print | Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney
  • FOX TO INVEST $20 MILLION IN MINORITY-OWNED STATION GROUP

         News Corp.'s Fox TV Station unit, which has been sparring
    with the NAACP over the legality of Fox's station ownership, said
    it will invest as much as $20M for the formation of a black-owned
    station group.  The new company, Blackstar Communications LLC.,
    plans to purchase stations that will switch their affiliations to
    Fox.  In filings with the FCC, the NAACP has contested Fox's
    right to its eight TV station licenses, "arguing that the company
    is controlled by Australian-based News Corp. and thus is
    violating restrictions on foreign ownership of broadcast
    properties."  The NAACP argues that by not enforcing the foreign
    ownership restrictions, the FCC limits the properties available
    to minorities (Elizabeth Jensen, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/10).
    

    Print | Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media
  • MEDIA NOTES: LOS TIBURONES DE SAN JOSE

         The Sharks became the 4th NHL franchise to broadcast its
    games in Spanish.  KLOK-AM, a Spanish-language radio station will
    broadcast all home games (THE DAILY).... Paramount is expected to
    buy WSBK-TV (Channel 38) in Boston, a satellite super-station.
    But Jim Baker asks, "How can a fifth network grow on a Bruins-Red
    Sox-Celtics station?" (BOSTON HERALD, 10/11)....Michele Tafoya
    joins CBS Sports as a reporter and host for CBS' "Eye on Sports"
    series and college basketball....Prime will kickoff its second
    season of Avis Arizona Fall Baseball League coverage.  It is
    offering its cable affiliates six regular season games, including
    three that will include Michael Jordan's Scotsdale Scorpions (THE
    DAILY)....Raycom plans to pitch a '96 national college football
    package that would be composed of the various regional
    conferences for which the syndicator sells the ad time (INSIDE
    MEDIA, 10/5-18 issue)....CNN's Jan Hopkins reported CBS stock
    climbed to 336 1/4, "the stock is now up almost 50 points since
    the beginning of the year.  A big factor behind the gains:
    speculation a change of ownership is in the works" ("Moneyline,"
    CNN, 10/10).
    

    Print | Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, CBS, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Media, Time Warner, Viacom
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