CSN Houston Sale Would Affect 75 Jobs CBS Nixes Rihanna From "TNF" Opening Francesa Claims CBS Threatened Lawsuit Media Notes "MNF" Overnight Down Despite Late Win ESPN.com Set To Unveil Site Redesign Sources: Epix Producing Winter Classic Series Dodgers To Air Final Six Games For Free Phillies Extend Radio Deal With CBS App Review: CBS Sports Fantasy For iPhone
Upcoming Conferences and Events
TSN-ESPN GROUP BACK IN THE PICTURE FOR LABATT'S TV ASSETS
Published July 14, 1995
"After playing the field for better offers," Labatt and its buyer-to-be Interbrew S.A. of Belgium "is poised" to sell The Sports Network and Labatt's other broadcast properties to a group headed by TSN management, according to sources cited by today's TORONTO SUN. Others in the group include ESPN, Stephen Bronfman and Jeremy Reitman. Other bidders include Alliance Communications, Baton Broadcasting and CanWest Global Communications. Sources say the TSN group "did not sweeten its offer" -- said to have been C$600M -- but that it wasn't matched by the other bidders (Rob Longley, TORONTO SUN, 7/14). Polar Communications, a radio syndication company, has warned potential buyers of its C$3M suit against TSN for "misappropriation" of Polar's radio network (William Houston, GLOBE & MAIL, 7/14).