ESPN's Jed Drake Talks World Cup Prep Sources: Fox Keeps UEFA Champions League Rooftop Signs Are Sticking Point In Vikings Project Arum: Pacquiao-Rios Drew 500,000 PPV Buys Filming Underway For HBO's "24/7" College Media Notes Final Ratings: CFB, LPGA, F1 Media Notes NBA Mexico City Game Cancelled Winston News Bumps Ferrell Off "SportsCenter"
Published October 15, 1997
NETWORK SPORTS: In N.Y., Josef Adalian wrote that ABC's "TimeCop," which airs before "MNF," has "finished dead last in its time slot every week." Adalian added that "since ABC owns ESPN, some insiders think the network should air a special edition of ESPN's 'SportsCenter' before 'Monday Night Football'" (N.Y. POST, 10/13)....MEDIAWEEK's Langdon Brockinton reports that NBC has acquired broadcast rights to the World Skiing Championships (Nordic and alpine) from '99- 2005. Both events, previously held by ABC, take place in '99, 2001, 2003 and 2005 (MEDIAWEEK, 10/13 issue). OTHER: The NFL has approved a three-year renewal of DirecTV's NFL Season Ticket package, "at more than double the previous price, which was undisclosed" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 10/15)....In N.Y., Michael Katz reports that the Lennox Lewis-Andrew Golota fight received 250,000-275,000 PPV buys (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/15)....ESPN's "NBA Today" on Tuesday showed highlights of Sunday's ABL Glory-Blizzard game. ESPN is a broadcast partner of the WNBA (THE DAILY).