ESPN's Jed Drake Talks World Cup Prep Sources: Fox Keeps UEFA Champions League 'Dega To Remove Allison Grandstand France Trying To Improve NASCAR Product Arum: Pacquiao-Rios Drew 500,000 PPV Buys Filming Underway For HBO's "24/7" College Media Notes Final Ratings: CFB, LPGA, F1 Media Notes NBA Mexico City Game Cancelled
Published November 16, 1995
SFX Broadcasting, New York, has entered into agreement to purchase Liberty Broadcasting, owner and operator of 19 radio stations in six markets, for $223M. SFX will transfer 11 of the stations to Multi-Market Radio and retain stations in DC, Baltimore and Long Island (AD AGE ONLINE, 11/16).... ABC's Al Michaels, on whether he believes O.J. Simpson has any interest in returning to broadcasting: "I don't think at this point he does. I think there are a lot of other things he has to be concerned with right now -- the situation with his children, the pending civil litigation that will come his way right now" ("Up Close," ESPN, 11/15). ....TNT's 3.4 rating for Tuesday's Bulls-Magic game was its second highest all time regular-season NBA rating. With two appearances by Michael Jordan, TNT has a five-game rating of 2.1, up 29% from last year (USA TODAY, 11/16)....The '95 NASCAR Winston Cup, which ended Sunday, saw total viewership for the year exceed 91 million for their 31 point races. Combined cable ratings (ESPN, TNN, TBS) showed a 25% increase from '94 (NASCAR)....Sony has formed a alliance with Visa USA to create a global info/entertainment center on the World Wide Web (N.Y. TIMES, 11/16).