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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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02/03/97
ONLINE NEWS: AOL TARGETS VIEWER BEHAVIOR; TSN ON THE WEB

Nielsen Media Research and AOL have concluded a joint study on TV viewing behavior in AOL subscribers'' homes, according to AD AGE. The study, based on research of more than 5,000 homes and with 262 w

Tags: Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, Vulcan Ventures, Yahoo

02/03/97
PUBLISHERS GET SET TO TARGET WOMEN IN THE SPORTS WORLD

Women are playing and watching sports "as never before," and in the coming months, corporate America will "mount an unprecedented effort to tap them," according to Kaufman & Gegax in NEWSWEEK. Male-or

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

02/03/97
MEDIA NOTES

News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch is lobbying Congress about allowing his planned satellite-TV system, ASkyB, to offer network programming and local stations. Some satellite operators, like Echo Star, a

Tags: DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

01/31/97
SEAN MCMANUS REPORTEDLY DISMISSES THREE TOP CBS SPORTS EXECS

CBS Sports President Sean McManus "has fired his division''s top business affairs executives," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Sources tell Battaglio that three business VPs

Tags: CBS, IMG, Media, Viacom

01/31/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: DODGERS RADIO DEAL WORTH $7M ANNUALLY

In L.A., Tom Hoffarth notes KIIS-AM winning radio rights to the Dodgers. KIIS'' pledge of $7M per-year, for five years, replaces the Dodgers'' deal with KABC for $9M per season (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 1/31)

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media

01/31/97
MEDIA NOTES

Several marketers "are considering taking legal action" against Photoscape, a web site that taped and uploaded five Super Bowl ads. A spokesperson for Holiday Inn said, "We are investigating this appa

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NCAA, New York Mets, NFL, Nielsen, Nike, Nissan, PepsiCo, Media, Viacom

01/30/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: DODGERS CHANGE LONG-TIME RADIO PARTNER

The Dodgers will change radio partners next season after signing a five-year deal with KIIS-AM, according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. KIIS offered an "aggressive presentation to the Dodger

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

01/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

TV New Zealand and CVM TV in Jamaica reached basic agreements with the IOC for the rights to broadcast the Nagano Games. The rights for New Zealand went for US$600,000 and for Jamaica $12,000. These a

Tags: ESPN, IOC, Media, Walt Disney

01/30/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: SUPER BOWL SITES BRING RECORD HITS

AOL agreed yesterday to give refunds or credits to nearly all of its 8 million subscribers as compensation for problems in connecting to the service. In Washington, Hilzenrath & Ordonez notes some ana

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NFL, Media, Time Warner

01/29/97
DISNEY SHOWS INCREASED EARNINGS; MAY SELL OFF PUBLICATIONS

Walt Disney Co. reported first-quarter earnings that "exceeded Wall Street estimates," helped by "the performance of ESPN," according to James Bates of the L.A. TIMES. Disney''s profit was $749M, or $

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