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  • FANS WILL NEVER LEAVE THEIR FAVORITE BAR WITH NEW SIGN

         Motorola EMBARC announced its new wireless sign, The Know-
    It-All, which will deliver current news and information and has
    further expanded their alliance with ESPN to provide ESPN and
    SportsTicker sports information.  Sports info will include the
    four major leagues and Division I college basketball and
    football.  ESPN GM Tom Hagopian said the sign is "another
    creative way that we can help businesses develop better customer
    relations, increase business and provide the information that
    suits the public lifestyle."  Prices range from $40-50 per month
    for the service and a one time cost between $349-2,899 for the
    hardware (Motorla EMBARC).
    

    Print | Tags: ESPN, Motorola, Media, Walt Disney
  • MEDIA NOTES

         During their initial Raptors broadcast, Toronto's CITY/CKVR
    put on "an impressive" show, according to Rob Longley of the
    TORONTO SUN.  CITY was "creative in its approach," using a low-
    angle shot for much of the play "plus an on-screen score clock."
    Raptors Dir/Broadcasting Chris McCracken:  "We still have to work
    out some kinks, but it adds something to the broadcast."  CTV's
    first telecast last Friday between the Raptors and Nets drew "a
    strong audience of 888,000, 6% higher than projections (TORONTO
    SUN, 11/10).  The Raptors home opener Sunday drew 965,000
    viewers.  CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" pulled in 1.395 million
    viewers (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 11/10)....Sunday's New York
    Marathon has attracted "a dozen new sponsors, including Nike,
    Tri-State Jeep-Eagle, and Breathe-Right and has sold out all of
    its air time" (NEWSDAY, 11/10)....Steve Zipay reports NBC will
    "likely" ask for a rebate from the NFL when the Browns move to
    the smaller Baltimore market (NEWSDAY, 11/10).... "Overall
    interest" in the NFL, and thus the ratings, have declined in L.A.
    since the Rams' and Raiders' moves, writes Larry Stewart,
    disproving speculation with no blackouts and doubleheader
    restrictions, L.A. ratings might go up (L.A. TIMES,
    11/10)....Seth Abraham reports TVKO's PPV totals for Bowe-
    Holyfield were 650,000 (USA TODAY, 11/10)...No local Baltimore
    outlets will televise Sunday's CFL Southern Division final with
    San Antonio (Baltimore SUN, 11/10).
    

    Print | Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, Cleveland Browns, DaimlerChrysler, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, NFL, Nike, Oakland Raiders, Media, St. Louis Rams, Toronto Raptors, YankeeNets
  • NETWORK REVENUE GAINS AS SPORTS PROGRAMMING GIVES BOOST

         Revenue for NBC, CBS and ABC rose 4.8% in the third quarter
    to $1.62B from $1.55B last year.  The increase "chiefly reflected
    a 19% jump in sports revenue."  Revenue for sports programming
    increased to $248.2M over the $202.8M of last year, with the
    return of MLB and a "solid" NFL schedule "contributing" (WALL
    STREET JOURNAL, 11/10).
    

    Print | Tags: ABC, CBS, MLB, NBC, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney
  • THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S NFL BLACKOUT MONITOR

         GAME                       LOCAL TIME           NETWORK
         Atlanta at Buffalo            1:00                Fox
         Tampa Bay at Detroit          1:00                Fox
         Cincinnati at Houston        12:00                NBC
         Indianapolis at New Orleans  12:00                NBC
         Minnesota at Arizona          2:00                Fox
    

    Print | Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media
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