MLB Game Viewership Lower On ESPN ESPN Negotiates Out-Of-Home TV Deals Padres Honor Retiring Broadcaster Enberg Ortiz Heading Up Production Company In Retirement Too Many MLB Postseason Broadcasters? Mike Francesa Announces Final Show With WFAN Louisville Football Success Bolsters TV Profile Tour Championship Final Round Best Since '12 ESPN Moving Greenberg From "Mike & Mike"? Reasons Sought For Why NFL Ratings Are Down
Published June 19, 1995
Rance Crain, Chair of Turnstile Publishing Co., publishers of GOLFWEEK, has announced that Orlando-based Turnstile has entered into a joint venture with MA-based DML Associates to develop and produce publications for sports organizations, events and sponsors (Turnstile)....The Lions have entered into agreement to have Raycom handle the production of the team's preseason games, to be broadcast on Detroit's WGPR-TV. For the first time, the Lions are responsible for the production, marketing and sales of their preseason games (Lions)....A Sports Illustrated special edition commemorating the Rockets' championship is due in local Houston stores today (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/16)....In Boston, Jack Craig, who notes that ESPN's 45 1/2 hours of coverage of the "Extreme Games" kicks off June 24, calls the event "risky business for the competitors and the cable channel" (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/18)....Sports Illustrated has hired two senior editors away from New York Times Magazines: Jim Herre of GOLF WORLD, who will oversee SI's "Golf Plus" section, and Mark Godich of GOLF SHOP OPERATIONS, who will be golf editor of the regular SI. Both start July 7. The move set off speculation that SI parent Time Inc. has its own golf publishing plans, but SI Publisher Dave Long "said the only move under consideration is the spinoff of results/preview sections from the Masters and U.S. Open into standalone magazines" (AD AGE ONLINE, 6/19)....The BOSTON HERALD cites rumors that BOSTON GLOBE columnist Dan Shaughnessy will take a "six-figure job" at SI. Shaughnessy didn't deny the rumors on a recent radio interview (BOSTON HERALD, 6/19)....A recent MEDIAWEEK baseball ratings analysis shows that the Mariners were one of only three teams with higher ratings this year than last. The M's are up 21% over '94, averaging an 8.1 rating and a 26 share (SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, 6/16).