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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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09/17/97
"MNF" SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE WITH A 17.4 RATING

ABC''s Eagles-Cowboys "Monday Night Football" game earned a 17.4 national rating, making it the highest-rated game of the season, according to Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The game earned a

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, Philadelphia Eagles, R J Reynolds, Media, TBS/TNT, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/17/97
MEDIA NOTES

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

Tags: ESPN, HBO, MLB, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/16/97
FOX SPORTS DETROIT YET TO LINK WITH TWO MAJOR OPERATORS

Fox Sports Detroit (FSD) "hasn''t come to terms" with two "major" cable operators, Media One and Comcast, according to Bev Eckman of the DETROIT NEWS. Media One "charges" that FSD has raised fees "dra

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media

09/16/97
TEAM MEDIA NEWS & NOTES: HURRICANES TO ANNOUNCE TV PACKAGE

Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that the team could announce a TV deal this week that will put 25 to 30 games on three networks during the ''97-98 season, according to Scott Michaux of the Greensbor

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Comcast-Spectacor, Gale Force Holdings, Kansas City Royals, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning

09/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

RATINGS: TNT''s Jets-Patriots game on Sunday night earned a 9.2 rating, making it the 8th-highest rated game in network history. It was watched by an estimated 6.7 million households, which would be t

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, Cleveland Indians, Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper/7UP, ESPN, MLB, New England Patriots, New York Jets, PepsiCo, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/15/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: NHL.COM TO RELAUNCH OCTOBER 1

The Flames, Oilers and Canadiens are the only three NHL teams without an official Web site, according to Mitch Garber of the Montreal GAZETTE. Garber: "Did you know you could sell more Canadiens merch

Tags: ABC, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Green Bay Packers, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

09/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORK: Fox Sports Detroit debuts today with a full lineup to include live events and reruns (DETROIT NEWS, 9/15)....In Hartford, WFSB-TV will televise four regular- season ABL Blizzard games this se

Tags: ABC, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Seattle Mariners, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

09/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

Final weekend ratings from the networks were not available at press time (THE DAILY)....USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand notes that the SI for Kids TV show, which debuts Saturday on CBS, "won''t air ads

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBA, New York Liberty, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/12/97
FOX SPORTS AMERICAS PROTESTS BEING DROPPED BY COX

Fox Sports Americas (FSA) "has gone on the offensive to protest its looming elimination" from Cox Communications in San Diego, according to Arthur Golden of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. In "its campai

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media

09/12/97
NFL ENTERPRISES LOOKS FOR MORE SUNDAY SIGN-UPS

NFL Enterprises Inc. is aiming "to sign up as many as 500,000 satellite TV customers for its out-of-market" TV subscription package, according to Alan Breznick of CABLE WORLD. NFLE President Ron Berna

Tags: NFL, NFLE, Media

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