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  • MEDIA NOTES

         Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced after-tax profits of
    $301M (Aus.), an increase of 15% over the same period last year,
    citing gains in the company's film and TV station groups.  As
    expected, profits at Fox Broadcasting remained "flat" due to
    heavy expenses related with the launch of Fox's coverage of the
    NFL.  The company did release that NFL-related ad sales are in
    excess of $300M (US), "exceeding previous expectations (News
    Corp.)....Sunday night's Chiefs-Raiders game on ESPN drew a
    Nielsen cable rating of 11.1, the highest for an NFL game in
    nearly four years on the network (Baltimore SUN, 11/9)....L.A.-
    based La Cadena Deportiva Prime Ticket, the country's only
    Spanish-language sports cable network, celebrates its one-year
    anniversary November 15.  The network reaches 1M subscribers and
    more than 250,000 Latino cable homes (Gould Media Services).
    

    Print | Tags: ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Oakland Raiders, Media, Walt Disney
  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TO PUBLISH OLYMPIC DAILY

         Sports Illustrated intends to publish a daily magazine
    during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the first such venture for the
    magazine.  ACOG spokesperson Laurie Olsen said that the prospect
    of SI's daily publication has helped convince ACOG to scrap
    tentative plans for their own daily Olympic newspaper.  Instead,
    organizers will publish a daily news sheet, with distribution
    limited to the Olympic village and Olympic hotels (Melissa
    Turner, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 11/9).
    

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