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Published July 11, 1995
ESPN Personalities Chris Berman, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Charlie Steiner and Mike Tirico are featured in Hootie & The Blowfish's newest video: "Only Wanna Be With You." The video ran yesterday on VH-1 and premieres today on MTV (ESPN). ESPN spokesperson Rob Tobias told THE DAILY the network is not authorized to show the video until MTV premieres it, but there are plans to use parts of it in SportsCenter broadcasts (THE DAILY)....In Milwaukee, ratings for Brewers broadcasts are down 21% on WVTV. The team averaged a 15 share last year and is only drawing an 11.8 share in '95 (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)....Bay Area radio station KNEW is the front runner in the competition for the Raiders' rights fees, according to C.W. Nevius. Nevius reports that the Raiders are "virtually insisting the games be carried on AM and FM," and that KNEW could use sister FM station KSAN (S.F. CHRONICLE, 7/11)....Interbrew SA is "playing a cat- and-mouse" game with the three bidders for John Labatt's broadcast assets, according to THE FINANCIAL POST. Sources say the three bidders -- Baton Broadcasting, CanWest Global and Alliance -- are being driven to bid higher in a "giant game of chicken" (FINANCIAL POST, 7/11). ... News Corp. has struck a deal to develop a satellite broadcasting unit in Latin America with Brasil's Globo Organization. Eben Shapiro writes that with the move, News Corp "is aiming at a market with 400 million people and 65 million households with TV sets" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/11)....The latest issue of AD AGE critiques Ticketmaster's web site. A sampling of the comments: "Getting concert and event info here is much more effective and pleasant than spending 20 minutes on hold on the phone." The address: http://www.ticketmaster.com (AD AGE, 7/10 issue).... Sanyo will put the first 3D televisions on sale this week in Japan. To receive the full effect, viewers are required to wear battery- operated glasses (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/11)....In Baltimore, Milton Kent bashes ESPN for its refusal to tell viewers who won the All- Star Home Run hitting contest on last night's 6:30pm EDT "SportsCenter." The network, which aired a tape of the contest after "SportsCenter," showed highlights but did not give the winner. The SUN's Kent: "A news-gathering organization shouldn't play fast and loose with facts" (Baltimore SUN, 7/11).