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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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Ratings for last year''s NHL All-Star game showed a 52% increase from ''91, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. In ''96, the All-Star game drew a 4.1/7 share compared to a 2.7/7 in ''91. The follow

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01/16/97
TV SPORTS MARKETPLACE ADDS ANOTHER WITH WBIS+ LAUNCH

Dow Jones & Co. and ITT Corp. unveiled the programming outline for WBIS+-TV in New York, which debuts Tuesday night with a Knicks-Bulls game, according to Elizabeth Sanger of NEWSDAY. The independent

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01/16/97
INSIDE MEDIA NEWS: SPORTSFAN TAKES WEB SITE, AND THE OVER

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01/16/97
CLIP AND SAVE: BOWL RATINGS COMPARISON OVER PAST TWO YEARS

Final ratings for the ''96-97 college football bowl games are compared to ''95-96. Numbers are from Nielsen Sports Marketing Service except where (^) indicates numbers received from the network. NOTES

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, Nielsen, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

Warner Bros. will license the rights to 12 feature films to two TBS cable channels. The movies include "Space Jam." Terms were not disclosed (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/16). Turner will be able to show t

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01/15/97
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01/15/97
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01/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

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01/14/97
MEDIA NOTES

The Phoenix Gazette afternoon newspaper will print its final edition on Saturday. Phoenix Newspapers will continue to publish the morning Arizona Republic (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 1/14)....Former ESPN exec

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01/14/97
TOP RANK TO PRODUCE BOXING SERIES FOR DIRECTV

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