Marciani Out As MLB VP/National Sales Hammon Headlines espnW's "Impact 25" St. Pete Denies Rays' Ballpark Search Deal "TNF" Ratings Down For Titans-Jags Angels, Red Sox Eliminate Pension Plans Heisman Audience Among Lowest In Last Decade Media Notes MLB Franchise Notes Cavs Happy With Ticket Lottery Process DC United Finalizes New Stadium Approval
Published March 27, 1996
The MLS DC United has agreed with Home Team Sports to air an additional 19 games. The team will be shown 13 times on ESPN, ESPN2 and Univision (DC United)....ESPN and ESPN2 will air 41 Roller Hockey Int'l games in '96 (RHI)....ABC's "Monday Night Football" will be transformed into a new interactive game for PC's and the Sony PlayStation. The game will be introduced in May and followed by "ABC Sports College Football," due this fall (ABC)....NBA "Inside Stuff" hosts Ahmad Rashad and Willow Bay celebrate their 200th episode this weekend (NBA Entertainment)....MLB SPORTS MEDIABAT, MLB's official web site, - will feature a live chat with Mets pitcher Jason Isringhausen on April 2. The site will be relaunched in conjunction with News Corp.'s iGuide (MLB).... Instant Baseball debuts on the Web March 31, featuring score updates on every MLB game in progress. The site will feature sound effects, scrolling scores and archive information. Address: http://www.InstantSports.com (Instant Sports)....In Philadelphia, Rose DeWolf profiles Comcast's rise from an 1,800-subscriber service in '63 to $3.4B in revenue last year (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 3/27)....Group W Satellite Communications President Don Mitzner said yesterday that CBS would not create an all-news operation (N.Y. POST, 3/37)....CBS Sports spokesperson Robin Brendle said Michelle Tafoya's refusal to give up her play-by-play seat upon Sean McDonough's return after an illness during Saturday's game was via instruction from producers (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/27)....Fox has officially hired Tim McCarver as a baseball analyst (USA TODAY, 3/27)....CBS' Pat O'Brien will host a syndicated special April 26 dubbed "Nothing But Net," about sports on the Internet. O'Brien hopes to make the concept a series next fall (USA TODAY, 3/27).