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         The Sharks announced that selected games will be on  KNEW-
    radio, which will air four regular season games and any playoff
    games not carried by flagship KFRC due to A's conflicts
    (Sharks)....Turner Sports Exec Producer Mike Pearl said TNT's NFL
    pregame show will be expanded to a full hour next season, going
    up against ESPN's NFL PrimeTime.  Pearl: "I still like the name
    'NFL Tonight'" (USA TODAY, 4/28).... National Nielsen ratings for
    sports programming have been delayed, but last weekend's "NHL on
    Fox" posted a 2.7/6 in overnights.  This was the Fox's highest
    NHL rating of the season.  Detroit has the highest local ratings,
    averaging 7.4 after four Sundays.  St. Louis averages 7.3, Boston
    4.4, and Philadelphia 4.1 (Fox Sports)....Cablevision founder and
    CEO Charles Dolan is profiled in the current FINANCIAL WORLD.
    Dolan:  "The heart of local programming is sports and news.  You
    go down the street in New York and you end up at Madison Square
    Garden" (FINANCIAL WORLD, 5/9 issue)....In New York, Steve Zipay
    reports that WFAN's likely five-year deal with the Mets ends
    speculation that the Yankees would shift there from WABC (N.Y.
    NEWSDAY, 4/28).

    Print | Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, Oakland Athletics, San Jose Sharks, Media, Turner Sports, Walt Disney

         SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Managing Editor Mark Mulvoy "plans to
    step down temporarily in two weeks in anticipation of his
    permanent departure" after the '96 Games, according to this
    morning's WALL STREET JOURNAL.  In an "unusual move," two Time
    Warner editors, SI Assistant Managing Editor Bill Colson and LIFE
    Managing Editor Dan Okrent, will manage the magazine for a 12-
    week stint.  The "race to succeed" Mulvoy will be "refereed" by
    Time Editor-in-Chief Norman Pearlstine, but a Time Inc.
    spokesperson said that Colson and Okrent "aren't necessarily the
    only two candidates for the post."  Sources close to SI told the
    WALL STREET JOURNAL that Mulvoy has been planning to leave "for
    several months." Mulvoy's name "occasionally surfaces" in
    connection with commissioner searches and other "high-profile"
    sports jobs. The change in editors comes "at a crucial time for"
    SI as it prepares for two new competitors from ESPN/Hearst and
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.  SI is also "fighting to hold on to
    its core readership amid the rise of other authoritative sports
    sources" (Patrick Reilly, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 4/28).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

         The NHL has announced that information on the league will be
    available worldwide on the Internet and America On-Line for this
    year's playoffs, beginning in mid-May.  Although the league will
    largely program its own service, formatting and production
    assistance will come from Gage Marketing Group.  A commercial
    service "overlay" will be offered through ABC Online on America
    Online for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Internet users will be able
    to obtain a variety of information on the league and its teams
    including stats, interactive sessions with players, coaches,
    league and team execs, as well as hockey tips.

    Print | Tags: ABC, NHL, Media, Walt Disney
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