Questions Remain In Phillies' Front Office Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Portland Group Wants MLB Team Jim Buss Remains Optimistic About Lakers Men In Blazers Planning To Hold Convention Leonsis Weighing Wizards Practice Facility Spots White Sox To Host Faith Day Hornets Announce New Broadcast Team ESPN's Mendoza To Replace Schilling Sunday Players' Tribune Launching Branded Video Series
Published October 31, 1995
The NBA's Web Site, which premieres with the tip-off of this season in tandem with Starwave and ESPNET SportsZone, is previewed in this week's BROADCASTING & CABLE and in the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. B&C's Mark Berniker reports the NBA intends to broadcast games over the Internet and use RealAudio 2.0 to carry live audio play-by-play of all NBA games. The site debuts on November 3 and can be reached at http://www.nba.com (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 10/30). The SUN-SENTINEL's Rachel Alexander calls the site "flashy" but is critical for its constant adherence to the "company line" (Ft. Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL, 10/31)....TVKO has announced its lineup for Friday's Bowe-Holyfield fight. In addition to the announcing team of Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant, George Foreman and Harold Lederman, TVKO will employ CNN's Nick Charles as host, Frank Deford to report on the "unique night" in boxing, Roy Jones Jr. as a locker room reporter, and ABC Sports' Alex Wallau (TVKO)....SportsChannel Regional Network has entered into a multi-year agreement with Elias Sports Bureau to provide SC with access to its graphics library for NBA and MLB telecasts (SportsChannel)....AT&T and America Online both unveiled Internet services yesterday (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/31)....In Baltimore, Milton Kent previews HBO's "Real Sports" and ESPN's "Outside the Lines," both of which air again tonight, as examples of "good, old-fashioned enterprise sports journalism" (Baltimore SUN, 10/31)....Data released yesterday shows that seven of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan newspapers lost circulation in the six-month period ending in September (N.Y. TIMES, 10/31).... SportsChannel Chicago will broadcast a 23-hour retrospective on Michael Jordan's return to the Bulls starting Thursday (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 10/29)....SI Presents will publish a special commemorative issue for the Braves, available this week in Atlanta and nationally (Sports Illustrated).