KU, TWC Ink Deal For Tier-3 Rights Atlanta Radio Hosts Fired Over Morning Bit Mets, SNY Look For Audience Boost Media Notes NBA Finals Game 5 Overnight Down 9.5% U.S. Open Finale Gets 6.1 Overnight Scott Pioli Signs On As NBC Analyst NBC Affil Hears About Move To Pre-empt NHL ABC Earns 12.0 Overnight For Game 4 Dodgers Would Retain $6B Under Tentative TV Deal
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Published May 11, 1995
The Golf Channel has signed distribution agreements with five new MSOs covering more than three million subscribers nationwide. The new Golf Channel carriers are Adelphia Communications, Marcus Cable, TCA Group, Post-Newsweek Cable, Cable America Inc. (The Golf Channel)....The SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE reports that the ratings for the first three Giants games on KTVU "were excellent." Sunday's 6.3 rating topped the 5.4 average for all weekend day games from last year (S.F. CHRONICLE, 5/11)....Bob Sales was replaced as Sports Editor at the BOSTON HERALD yesterday. His interim successor is Mark Torpey, the assistant sports editor (Jack Craig, BOSTON GLOBE, 5/11)...Microsoft has announced the more than 40 different offerings to be available on Microsoft Network (MSN), the company's online service that will be available on the new version of Windows software debuting in August, Windows 95. In addition to QVC and Home Shopping Network, MSN's partners include New York Times Co.'s sports publications and Starwave, home of ESPNET SportZone (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/11)....This weekend's SITV examines the dilemma facing Cuban baseball players. Cuban 3B Omar Linares tells of being offered $1.5M by the Yankees, but choosing instead to stay with his family (SITV).