NBA's N.C. Decision Looms Large For Other Events ESPN Makes Moves In Tech Department ESPN Viewership Slightly Lower In Q2 Pistons Flagship Dumps Sports Format ESPN Didn't Have Much Say On CWS Finale Start USOC Revokes Media Credentials For FloSports NC Lawmakers Consider HB2 Revisions NBC Plans Record Amount Of Olympic TV Spurrier Could Land SEC Net Role Media Notes
Published February 6, 1996
Fred Carter, former coach of the 76ers, will be the studio analyst on ESPN2's "NBA 2Night." The show will debut 9:30pm ET Sunday from San Antonio after the NBA All-Star Game. The regular time slot will be at midnight. Carter will appear from Thursday through Saturday (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 2/6)....Prime Sports will not carry any Rangers telecasts this season. The network had broadcast Rangers game for 12 years, but games will instead air on Lin Television's KXAS-TV and KXTX-TV stations. Together, they will air 138 games (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 2/4)....ESPN will televise the 9th NPSL All-Star Game in Wichita on Sunday on tape delay (NPSL)....Two CBS business units, Midwest Sports Channel, the CBS-owned RSN in Minneapolis, and Teleport Minnesota, have become part of Group W Satellite Communications, a division of Westinghouse/CBS. Jody Shapiro, VP/GM of HTS, will oversee MSC; Altan Stalker, VP/GM of Group W Network Services, will oversee Teleport Minnesota (Group W)....BUSINESS WEEK charts Web site costs for companies promoting their image, offering information or content, and selling software or other products. Costs in '97 for a promotional site are estimated at $681,000, content $1,826,000, transactional $4.2M (BUSINESS WEEK, 2/12)....'92 Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie has a home page on the Internet. His site includes a periodic journal, with details on his life and skating career. Address: http://www.nvi.com/paulw (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/6)....Cap Cities/ABC posted a 2.3% drop in fourth-quarter net income, "largely reflecting costs related" to its acquisition by Walt Disney. But ESPN continued to show "significant revenue gains" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/6).... Walter Isaacson, TIME's Managing Editor, on Magic Johnson gracing the covers of Time and Newsweek: "It's an important cover not only in health and sports but for how our society has changed in four years" ("Charlie Rose," PBS, 2/6).