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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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01/23/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: IS PALMER LEAVING THE O'S FOR BIG APPLE?

Jim Palmer has an audition today with N.Y.-based MSG Network that could result in him leaving the Orioles'' TV broadcasts on HTS, according to Milton Kent of the Baltimore SUN. Palmer, who has worked

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

01/23/97
GUESSES ANYONE? PROGNOSTICATORS PREDICT SUPER BOWL RATING

The ratings for Super Bowl XXXI on Fox "should be slightly above the average for the perennial audience- grabber," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The game is "predicted" to

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NBC, New England Patriots, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

01/23/97
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN''s Gary Danielson is "sure to get strong consideration" to replace new Rams GM/coach Dick Vermeil on ABC''s college football telecasts (DETROIT NEWS, 1/23)....On ESPNET''s SportsZone, contributor

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

01/22/97
MEDIA NOTES

TNT NFL reporter Kevin Kiley signed a new $300,000 annual contract (USA TODAY, 1/22)....The NBA will launch its TeamUp celebration on February 8 during All-Star Weekend in Cleveland with a six-network

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

01/22/97
NFL TO ASK NETS FOR MORE FOOTBALL PROMOTION IN NEW TV DEAL?

After bringing in $4.3B over the last four years from ABC, ESPN, Fox, NBC and TNT, the NFL will "score a healthy revenue increase" in the upcoming negotiations over TV rights, according to Jeff Jensen

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, St. Louis Blues, TBS/TNT, US West/Qwest, Vulcan Ventures, Walt Disney, Yahoo

01/22/97
PPV NEWS: DE LA HOYA FIGHT WINS PPV OSCAR WITH 400,000 BUYS

TVKO announced over 400,000 buys and over $14M in pay- per-view revenues for Saturday''s Oscar De La Hoya-Miguel Angel Gonzalez fight. The fight carried a suggested retail price of $34.97 had 340,000

Tags: NFL, Media

01/22/97
WBIS+ SCORES 3.3 OVERNIGHT RATING FOR FIRST TELECAST

WBIS+ in New York earned a 3.3 preliminary overnight rating for the Knicks-Bulls game last night, the station''s first telecast (Nielsen Sports Marketing)....Preliminary overnight ratings for the Sund

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Nielsen, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media

01/21/97
CBS BEATS OUT FOX, NBC FOR SPORTSLINE DEAL

Fort Lauderdale, FL.-based SportsLine USA "is on the verge of announcing a major alliance with CBS" that would rename the site CBS SportsLine, according to Burgi & Lefton of MEDIAWEEK. Sources "close

Tags: CBS, General Motors, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom

01/21/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: WTBS' MOVE OFF SUPERSTATION GAINS MLB OK

At meetings last week, MLB approved Time Warner''s plan to convert WTBS from a superstation to a basic cable channel, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. WTBS, which will not be able to c

Tags: Atlanta Braves, ESPN, Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, Palace Sports & Entertainment, RDV Sports, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/21/97
WBIS+ LOOKS TO FIND NICHE WITH BUSINESS-SPORTS PROGRAMMING

WBIS+, the New York TV station on sports and business, will start its first "typical weekday" tomorrow, culminating with the Knicks-Bulls game at 8:00pm ET, according to Richard Sandomir in the N.Y. T

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, Media

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