Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal
Published October 28, 1994
For the first time in 14 years, ABC will not cover the New York City Marathon live. Instead, ABC will show the November 6 race in a one-hour, tape-delayed format at 3pm. The decision not to cover the event live was blamed on declining ratings and hefty production costs (Jim Shea, HARTFORD COURANT, 10/28)....The Empire Sports Network and the AHL announced a one-year deal in which the regional sports network will produce a seven-game package involving the five NY state AHL franchises (Empire)....In an effort to push package buys for regular-season pay-per-view Trail Blazers and Spurs basketball games, KBLCOM Inc. systems will offer subscribers discount package prices and added-value premiums (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 10/24 issue).