Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC Female Audience Strong For World Cup What I Like With ESPN's Michelle Beadle ESPN Denies Wanting To Dial Down Olbermann IndyCar Gets Best Cable Audience In Years Xfinity Series Audience Lower On Fox Sports U.S.-Germany Sets Fox Soccer Record Media Notes Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation
Published January 12, 1998
In N.Y., TV critic Eric Mink gives tonight's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" three-and-a-half stars. Mink: "This program needs to appear more often" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/12)....Sunday's N.Y. TIMES' "Money & Business" section featured a cover story by Mark Landler titled, "From Gurus To Sitting Ducks: Media Executives Lose Their Edge." Landler writes that today's top media execs are "spooked" by the Internet because they "did nothing to develop it and little to popularize it." Landler: "And even now, though they all maintain sites on the World Wide Web -- some of them, like the Disney-owned [ESPN SportsZone], are extremely popular -- it is not clear how genuinely the media chiefs embrace the net" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/11)....After signing its over-the-air rights to Silver King Broadcasting for next season, the Heat "has lost its halftime show and its postgame coverage for the balance of the season" on current over-the-air carrier WBFS-UPN (SUN-SENTINEL, 1/12).