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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...

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10/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORKS: NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol, on the altercation between the Colts'' Jim Harbaugh and NBC Sports'' Jim Kelly: "Usually, we''re criticizing ex-athletes who become announcers for either s

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Media, Vulcan Ventures

10/29/97
MJ'S WEB SITE TAKES TO THE AIR AT JORDAN.SPORTSLINE.COM

CBS SportsLine launched Michael Jordan''s official Web site yesterday at jordan.sportsline.com. The site launched with seven charter sponsors, including Microsoft, Gatorade, Oakley, Wilson, Hanes, Bal

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Microsoft, Oakley, Media, SportsLine.com, Wilson Sporting Goods

10/29/97
MARV ALBERT REPORTEDLY TO APPEAR ON "20/20" AND "LKL"

Associates of Marv Albert said that he will discuss "his side of the assault case that led to his dismissal by NBC and the MSG Network in televised interviews with Barbara Walters and Larry King," acc

Tags: ABC, Madison Square Garden, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/29/97
CHARGERS ARE NOT GOING TO GET XTRA FOR RADIO RIGHTS

The Chargers and XTRA-AM radio have ended their relationship after 11 seasons, according to Fritz Quindt of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, who wrote that XTRA "merely pulled its final contract renewal o

Tags: NFL, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, Media

10/29/97
FUELED BY GAME SEVEN, SERIES AVOIDS ALL-TIME LOW RATING

NBC''s coverage of Game Seven of the World Series earned a final rating of a 24.5/39, bringing the final cumulative Series rating to a 16.7, just ahead of the World Series all- time low rating of 16.4

Tags: ABC, AEG, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rapids, Denver Broncos, Miami Marlins, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, MLS, NBC, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Nielsen, Pittsburgh Steelers, Raycom Sports, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

10/28/97
MEDIA NOTES

MLS CUP: ABC''s coverage of the MLS Cup ''97 on Sunday drew a 1.8/4 preliminary overnight rating (THE DAILY). ONLINE: The World Series site, www.totalworldseries. com, was viewed in more than 40 count

Tags: ABC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO, Indianapolis Colts, Labatt Brewing, MLS, NBC, NFL, Nike, San Francisco 49ers, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/28/97
CBS EXTENDS PACT WITH BIG TEN TO INCLUDE CONFERENCE TOURNEY

CBS Sports and the Big Ten have agreed to a multi-year contract extension to broadcast Big Ten basketball games and the Big Ten Tournament. The new deal, beginning with the ''97-98 season, calls for a

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10/28/97
NBA.COM INCLUDES INCREASED GAME COVERAGE AND NEW SPONSORS

NBA.com has launched its third season on the Web with new features, a new design and increased game coverage. The site''s new NBA.com Arena will include a full range of game- coverage offerings, inclu

Tags: DirecTV, NBA, Reebok, Media, Washington Nationals

10/28/97
NBC AWAITS FINAL WORLD SERIES NUMBERS; TELECAST PRAISED

Final ratings for NBC''s World Series coverage will be available today, but Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES reports that even "with the big" Sunday overnight of a 26.0, the Series "will come close

Tags: MLB, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

10/27/97
NBC'S EARLY OVERNIGHT SHOWS A 26.0/39 RATING

NBC said its coverage of Game Seven of the ''97 World Series last night earned a 26.0/39 preliminary overnight rating (THE DAILY). Thursday-night''s Game Five earned a 17.2/30, tying for the second-lo

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