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 July 17, 1995
ABC NewsWire, the 24-hour news and information service for radio, has announced the addition of ESPN SportsWire and SportsTicker as info providers (ABC Radio Networks)....The Lions are launching a 24-page newspaper that will run weekly during the season and 25 times annually (CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS, 7/16 issue)....Colorado Studios owner Phil Garvin, in partnership with Comsat Video Enterprises and Prime Sports, will rent a hangar at Denver's old Stapleton Airport with an eye toward building a sound stage on the site and developing it for use as a TV and film production facility (DENVER POST, 7/16)....Richard Sandomir reviews his own performance sitting in for Chet Coppock on "NewSport Talk": "It's bad enough when producers think that some of the experienced people they hire are talented. But to let a neophyte pretend to be a professional anchor was arrogant. Or pitiful" (N.Y. TIMES, 7/17)....CBS is asking advertisers to pay between $30-35,000 per 30-second spot for the Seles-Navratilova match on July 29, according to INSIDE MEDIA. In addition, Reebok won't be buying ad time on the U.S. Open for the second consecutive year (Reynolds & Brockington, INSIDE MEDIA, 7/12-8/1 issue)....GOLF WEEK's Dave Shedloski notes that this could be Jack Nicklaus' last British Open for ABC. However, ABC has signed Curtis Strange to work on the next four British starting in '96 (GOLF WEEK, 7/15).... ....Univ. of Minnesota's Pat Forceia and WCHA Commissioner Bruce McLeod are representing the four major college hockey franchises -- the WCHA, CCHA, ECAC and Hockey East -- in negotiations with ESPN on TV coverage and other marketing issues. ESPN will cover NCAA regionals, the Final Four and some regular-season games (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 7/16). ....In Denver, Bob Kravitz takes on NBC analyst Johnny Miller for his assessment of LPGA player Kris Tschetter during this weekend's U.S. Women's Open. Miller called Tschetter a "great looking woman. But she has strength, too." Kravitz called it "unquestionably sexist." Miller defended himself by comparing Tschetter to John Daly, "You say, 'Where did all that power come from?' That's the point I was making" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 7/16)....IBM, the official information provider to Wimbledon, recorded more than 3 million "accesses" on Wimbledon's Web site during the tournament (Raymond Snoddy, FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/15-16 issue).