MLB Game Viewership Lower On ESPN NFL Losing Money On London Games Padres Honor Retiring Broadcaster Enberg Richard Sherman Calls Out NFL On Player Safety Ortiz Heading Up Production Company In Retirement Philly Retailers Cash In On Wentz' Hot Start Too Many MLB Postseason Broadcasters? NBA Allows Teams To Streamline Video Access Mike Francesa Announces Final Show With WFAN Louisville Football Success Bolsters TV Profile
Published July 5, 1995
SportsChannel Chicago reports an average of 200 chat-line users tapped into the June 23 White Sox-Indians game and interacted with announcers Ken Harrelson and Tom Paciorek. In addition, the two received over 200 questions and comments via e- mail (SportsChannel Chicago)....In a piece on the Redskins' use of videotape -- and the prospect that future game films might all be on CD-ROM -- Dave Sell reports that the Redskins are testing a digital videotape editing system by Avid Technology. The Eagles are one of four NFL teams using the system, which costs $85,000 and is also used by the NBA's Rockets and Magic. Avid's system allows a coach or editor to call up a play without rewinding or forwarding tape (WASHINGTON POST, 7/2)....The SEATTLE TIMES' Tom Farrey took an extensive look at the coming "Digital Age" of sports in Sunday's issue. Included are pieces on sports' place on the internet, a feature on ESPNET's SportsZone, and a look at Paul Allen's plans for the Blazers' new Rose Garden to challenge the "home-viewing experiece of the 21st century" (SEATTLE TIMES, 7/2).