MLBAM Takes Over NHL Digital Operations Pac-12 Still Chasing Big Ten, SEC Networks HBO's "Hard Knocks" Begins Filming Texans Social Studies: NASCAR's Brett Jewkes James Sues Fox Sports For Discrimination ESPN Criticized For Call From Mets' Bleachers ESPN Won't Continue Airing French Open NBCU Marking Year-Out Date From Rio HOFers Highlight NBA's Africa Exhibition CBS Revives SportsLine With Pay Site
Published June 22, 1995
Viacom Chair Sumner Redstone announced yesterday that the company has plans for 10 "entertainment and studio stores," with the first possibly opening on Chicago's Michigan Avenue "Miracle Mile" next year (N.Y. NEWSDAY, 6/22)....The NBA Expansion Draft will be televised by NBC and CTV this Saturday, June 24 at 4:30pm EDT, co-hosted by Bob Costas and CTV's Rod Black (NBA)...."A wall of silence has formed around talks between Interbrew SA and the suitors jostling for control of the broadcast arm of John Labatt Ltd" (FINANCIAL TIMES, 6/22)....Norman Lear has agreed to sell eight TV stations controlled by Act III Broadcasting for more than $500M. The stations, all Fox affiliates: WZTU, Nashville; WUTV, Buffalo; WRGT, Dayton; WRLH, Richmond; WVAH, Charleston- Huntington, West VA; WNRW, Greensboro, NC; WUHF, Rochester; and WTAT, Charleston, SC (WASHINGTON POST, 6/22)....This week the U.S. Justice Department "has broadened its investigation" of Microsoft's plans for the Microsoft Network, by issue subpoenas to its "information suppliers" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/21)....Sony will release its digital TV system this month, which should sell for approximately $700. Two pricier versions will be rolled out in August (USA TODAY, 6/22)....Prime Sports Northwest airs the CISL's Seattle Sea Dogs first ever regular season game tomorrow (Prime).... The CISL Washington Warthogs will open their world wide web site at midnight this Friday. The site, developed by Dynamcic Technology in Springfield, VA, will offer access to box scores, CISL standings, player bios, and special ticket offers. The Warthog's address is: www.dgsys.com/ washwarthogs (Warthogs)....The IHL Houston Aeros and Prime Sports have reached a cablecast agreement that will keep the Aero's on TV during the 1995-96 season. Prime will televise 25 live home games (Aeros).