Questions Remain In Phillies' Front Office Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Portland Group Wants MLB Team Men In Blazers Planning To Hold Convention White Sox To Host Faith Day Hornets Announce New Broadcast Team ESPN's Mendoza To Replace Schilling Sunday Players' Tribune Launching Branded Video Series "Ballers" First Season Strong For HBO Media Notes
Published October 30, 1995
SportsChannel New York will name Ian Eagle as the TV voice for the Nets. Eagle will reportedly sign a three-year deal. Steve Albert was officially named by the team as their radio voice (Bob Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/29)... Westinghouse Electric is negotiating to keep CBS Broadcast Group President Peter Lund with the network after it closes its purchase of CBS. But Lund's "future role is unclear" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/30). Westinghouse's challenge in bringing CBS' ratings back to the tier of ABC and NBC is profiled by Bill Carter in today's N.Y. TIMES. CBS faces "a daunting rebuilding challenge with a distribution system seriously damaged by the defections" in such cities as Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Milwaukee (N.Y. TIMES, 10/30)....Over 24 million people in the U.S. and Canada are already on the Internet, according to a Dun & Bradstreet/ Nielsen survey, including around 11% of the population over the age of 16. Over 17.6 million people use the Web (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/30)....Prime Sports Merchandising kicked off their "Players Club" show on Prime Sports-KBL Pittsburgh on Saturday. The 30- minute program featured interviews with Pittsburgh's pro athletes and offered home shopping opportunities (Prime Sports Merchandising)....The "Official 1995 World Series Video," produced and released by MLB Home Video, hits shelves November 16 (Orion Home Video News).