World Cup Final Sets Soccer Record In U.S. Time Inc. Buys Companies That Will Form SI Play Seattle Market A Boon For Gametime App World Cup's Overnight Rating Tops '99 Final NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage Turner Sports Reinstates Greg Anthony Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years
Published December 6, 1995
Vancouver's new GM Place is being referred to by print and broadcast journalist as "The Garage" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/6)...Fox Sports President David Hill commented on this week's experiment using Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson as analysts without a play-by-play announcer. Hill: "Traditionalists need not fear. This is just a test, not a direction Fox Sports plans to move" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/6)....Beginning December 17, Prime will air "The Women's Basketball Show," a pre-game and halftime show that looks at the major stories, results and trends in the women's game, hosted by Leandra Reilly (Prime)....The Canadian Senate Banking Committee has recommended amendments to C-103, which has been called the bill "to stop Sports Illustrated in Canada." The committee recommends Sports Illustrated Canada be "grandfathered" and only subject to an 80% tax if it proceeds with plans to increase frequency (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 12/6)....The current SI features Austin Murphy on his "five day binge of sports viewing on DirectTV." It's entitled "Tell Laura I Love Her." DirecTV spokesperson Linda Brill: "I compare it to going to the grocery store. Of course you don't buy everything every time you go. But it's nice to know it's there if you need it" (SI, 12/11).