Questions Remain In Phillies' Front Office Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Portland Group Wants MLB Team Men In Blazers Planning To Hold Convention White Sox To Host Faith Day Hornets Announce New Broadcast Team ESPN's Mendoza To Replace Schilling Sunday Players' Tribune Launching Branded Video Series "Ballers" First Season Strong For HBO Media Notes
Published September 17, 1997
TV NEWS: Classic Sports Network has launched on Cox Communications systems in the San Diego area, adding 450,000 new homes to the network (CSN)....ESPN Int'l has acquired the exclusive rights to the XXII Men's South American Volleyball Championships, and the multi-year deal began with the finals of the '97 tournament September 11-14 (ESPN Int'l)....HBO Sports will broadcast the Oscar De La Hoya/ Hector Camacho fight this Friday at 10:00pm ET (HBO). ....The Harris Corp. offered the first live broadcast of an MLB game in HDTV on Tuesday, and Joel Brinkely writes that "viewers gasped" while noting "details that would not have been discernible" on a conventional TV (N.Y. TIMES, 9/17). PUBLISHING: In N.Y., Keith Kelly wrote that Miller Publishing is "the top contender" to "snag a handful" of N.Y. Times magazines, including Tennis, Tennis Buyer's Guide, Cruising World, Sailing World, Snow Country and Snow Country Business (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/16). But TENNIS WEEK notes that Tennis magazine "is being purchased by Hearst for a reported" $20M, and will change its editorial focus to "life style" (TENNIS WEEK, 9/18 issue).