Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Phillies' MacPhail To Observe For First Few Months Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation
Published September 21, 1995
The dual-channel experiment on Tuesday's Phillies-Marlins game by PRISM and SportsChannel Philadelphia had many voting for the "conventional" broadcast. While the game was shown regularly on PRISM, SportsChannel featured a "three-screen" broadcast offering insights into coaching and managerial strategy. Sam Donnellon writes, "Instead of making us feel like we were there, the multiscreen approach often created a lack of intimacy, and perspective. ... But give SportsChannel credit for trying something new in a sport dominated by ideas older than infield dirt" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 9/20)....International Figure Skating magazine plans to go public and offer shareholders a chance to control one-third of the business. $50 will buy a lifetime subscription to IFS and 100 shares (INSIDE MEDIA ONLINE)....The boards of Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner meet in New York today to consider the proposed $8B merger. The best- case scenario could have both boards approving the deal tomorrow (N.Y. POST, 9/21). According to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, TCI Chair John Malone would receive Turner's 44% stake in SportSouth as part of his compensation as a 21% shareholder in TBS (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/21).