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REPLACEMENT GAMES A "HOT TOPIC" AMONG BROADCASTERS
Published January 20, 1995
"At a recent meeting of broadcast and cable outlets, how to deal with ShamBall was a hot topic," according to Richard Samdomir in today's N.Y. TIMES. TV Consultant Bryan Burns: "I think stations will tell clubs, 'We'll work with you, but we won't carry the full schedule.'" In New York, WPIX/Channel 11 usually sells time to MSG to air 50 games. What is the "obligation" this year? WPIX GM Michael Eigner: "It's something we're talking about internally." What will SportsChannel New York do with its commitment to 75 games? SportsChannel GM Jim Bates: "It's premature. But if they put clowns like me out there, we'd have some problem" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/20). ABC Sports President Dennis Swanson on reports that NBC would get the '95 World Series: "We won a coin flip for the first World Series and it hasn't been played yet" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 1/20).