Debate Audience Puts "MNF" At New Low ESPN Fires Back At FS1's Repeated Jabs Top Rank Annouces Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team NHL Debuting New Technology At WCOH Feinberg Files Amicus Curiae Brief For MASN Social Studies: Adidas PR Dir Michael Ehrlich Media Notes CBS Leads Week 3 NFL Overnight Ratings Debate To Take Big Chunk Of "MNF" Audience GC Going With Nearly 24-Hour Palmer Remembrance
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).