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05/13/97
RATINGS, GET YOUR RATINGS: NBA PLAYOFF OVERNIGHTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s NBA Playoff games on NBC, and the ratings that time slot received in ''96. All times are eastern. The numbers were gathered from NBC (THE DAILY). SATUR

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

05/13/97
NBC DEFENDS STAYING WITH ROCKETS-SONICS IN OT IN CHICAGO

In Chicago, NBC Sports'' decision to stay with the Rockets-Sonics overtime game on Sunday on WMAQ -- thereby missing "nearly all" of the first quarter of Bulls-Hawks -- "prompted protest calls to the

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NBC, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/13/97
NFL TO CHANGE FOCUS OF SUNDAY TICKET CAMPAIGN

The NFL is repositioning its Sunday Ticket pay satellite TV package with an upcoming $2M print and TV campaign "that appeals to more parochial fans," according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. The campai

Tags: NFL, Media

05/13/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir, on the upcoming NBA TV rights negotiations: "For NBC, the N.B.A. is like ''Seinfeld'' -- crucial, centerpiece programming that it can hardly afford to lose. The N.B.A. was a

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/12/97
WILL PANTHERS LET THE SUNSHINE IN?

In FL, Sunshine Network GM Jim Liberatore said that he "expects the Panthers to keep their broadcasts" on SportsChannel FL next season for $2.8M, "rather than accept a nearly" $5M offer from Sunshine,

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05/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Elsen & Crudele write, "The beginning of the end for WBIS+ TV is expected to come today as Paxson Communications announces its $260 million purchase of the business news and sports station."

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05/12/97
PGA TOUR FINALIZES RIGHTS DEALS; FINCHEM MEETS THE PRESS

The PGA Tour announced yesterday it has concluded TV rights negotiations. The TV deal gives it three broadcast partners and three cable partners, from 1999 until 2002. WHO GETS WHAT: CBS leads the way

Tags: ABC, CBS, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/09/97
IMS FILES TWO SUITS AGAINST "CYBERSQUATTERS"; MORE TO COME?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) last week filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court against people in South Carolina and Canada, who it claims are "cybersquatters," according to Bill Koenig of t

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05/09/97
MEDIA NOTES

Former NBC/Paramount Chair Brandon Tartikoff, along with distributor Litton Syndications and Second City are "mining" newfound weekend late-night time-slot vacancies to bring a new sitcom, "The Sports

Tags: ABC, American Skiing Co., ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/09/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. Regional programming indicated with (^). Saturday''s CBS Sports Show was the NCAA Women''s Gymnastics C

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, LPGA, NBA, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PGA Tour, Media, Sprint, Viacom, Walt Disney

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