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).