MASN Taking Aim At MLB Advance To Nats Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold Jeter Played No Role In Woods' Tribune Piece Twitter Impact On Sports Reporting Keeps Growing NBC Sports Sees Big F1 Gains Media Notes Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval ESPN Draws Lowest "MNF" Rating Of '14 Finebaum Hosting Call-In Show During Iron Bowl FS North's Ratings Decline For Twins Games Continues
Published June 3, 1996
In Boston, Jack Craig examines the "nasty in-house dispute" among NESN's partners -- the Red Sox and Bruins vs. WSBK -- over the future of the regional sports network. Craig writes, "The issue is money, and indirectly, how quickly and how far NESN will move from a pay to a basic channel." One observer believes the legal action taken by the teams may lead to talks on a buyout of WSBK's 20% share (BOSTON GLOBE, 6/2)....In New York, Bob Raissman reports WPIX does not want to part with the Yankees, headed for MSG's new WBIS+. Also, the Nets will soon sign a new radio deal with WOR-AM (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/2)....The N.Y. TIMES' Bill Carter examines the networks' battles to gain cable access for their new all-news channels. NBC is threatening to pull network programming -- including the Olympics -- from any operator that refuses to carry MSNBC in place of America's Talking (N.Y. TIMES, 6/3).