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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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WORLD WIDE WEB GETTING TANGLED UP WITH FOOTBALL SITES?

Pro football sites on the Internet were profiled by Seth Schiesel of the N.Y. TIMES, who wrote that NFL.com''s "main attraction seems to be that it updates the scores of games as they change." Schiese

Tags: CBS, ESPN, NFL, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/09/97
PUBLISHING NEWS & NOTES: NEW BOOK ON SI SET TO BE RELEASED

In N.Y., Michael Shain profiled Michael MacCambridge''s written history of SI called "The Franchise," published by Disney''s Hyperion and to be released the fall. While there "is some concern the book

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

09/09/97
ABL INKS PACKAGE WITH FOX SPORTS NET FOR UP TO 24 GAMES

The ABL and Fox Sports Net (FSN) have agreed on a three-year deal that the "league hopes will give it the national exposure to compete" with the WNBA, according to Bruce Berlet of the HARTFORD COURANT

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media, WNBA

09/08/97
WILL COMCAST SPORTSNET OCTOBER 1 LAUNCH GET WIDE EXPOSURE?

Some Philadelphia-area cable TV operators are "balking at the demand" that they provide the fledgling Comcast SportsNet as a basic channel, according to Michael Rozansky of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Media

09/08/97
MEDIA NOTES

AD AGE reports that without a "formal review," Nike has selected Organic Online as its interactive agency of record. Organic will be responsible for "all production, creative and engineering" of Nike'

Tags: ESPN, Formula One, NBC, Nike, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

09/08/97
CBS AND USTA SIGN DEAL FOR CBS TO AIR U.S. OPEN THROUGH 2004

The USTA and CBS Sports have reached a multi-year agreement to extend the network''s broadcast rights to the U.S. Open through 2004. As part of the new deal, CBS Sports will broadcast four half-hour s

Tags: CBS, IBM, Media, USTA, Viacom

09/05/97
MEDIA NOTES

Former Newark Star-Ledger columnist David Klein is starting a new weekly publication on the NFL Giants called "Giants News." Klein was also the editor of "The Giants Newsweekly" which folded in May "d

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Edmonton Oilers, Miami Dolphins, NBC, New York Giants, Media

09/05/97
WILL "HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE" MAKE CNN/SI'S DISTRIBUTION GROW?

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Tags: Cablevision, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

09/05/97
HURRICANES TV DEAL REPORTEDLY FOR ONLY 40 GAMES THIS SEASON

HTS and Fox Sports South will be awarded the TV rights to NHL Hurricanes games "today or early next week," according to Steve Politi of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The deal, which will "probably" las

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Comcast-Spectacor, Gale Force Holdings, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Washington Capitals

09/04/97
BROADCASTING & CABLE NOTES: IS THE NBA ON ITS WAY TO FX?

Fox''s FX "is close to getting a package of Monday night NBA basketball games," according to sources of BROADCASTING & CABLE. FX, which added MLB to its lineup this season, "will likely get a national

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