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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

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12/06/96
ABC SHUFFLE: ESPN PERSONALITIES IN; MUSBURGER MOVED ASIDE

ESPN''s Mike Tirico will replace Brent Musburger as the host of ABC''s "revamped" golf coverage starting next month. ABC will also use the ESPN Sunday night football team of Mike Patrick and Joe Theis

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12/06/96
MEDIA NOTES

Fox spokesperson Vince Wladika on the network''s dispute with Nielsen Media Research over national NFL ratings: "We''ve offered some suggestions, but Nielsen has been extremely arrogant. They''ve refu

Tags: ABC, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/05/96
NOT A SUNNY FISHING FORECAST FOR NEXT SEASON?

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Media

12/05/96
HE'S GOTTA HAVE IT -- SPIKE LEE TO START AD AGENCY WITH DDB

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, McDonalds, Nike, PepsiCo, Media, Wieden Kennedy

12/05/96
NETWORK NOTES: FOX SPORTS WEST SEQUEL IN L.A.

TCI is preparing a "major cost-cutting effort, including salary cuts for executives, a request that directors reduce their fees and some layoffs," according to Geraldine Fabrikant of the N.Y. TIMES. T

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, ESPN, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/05/96
COLUMNIST TAKES TO THE COMIC ICE WITH "HOCKEY SCHTICK"

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12/05/96
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, CBS, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/04/96
MEDIA NOTES

Federal regulators "are preparing" to grant MCI a DBS license "as early as this week." In doing so, the FCC "would dismiss" requests by cable-TV rivals to have the decision delayed until the agency de

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

12/04/96
CALL THE CABLE GUY: FOX AND TIME WARNER EXCHANGE BARBS

The Fox network, which is looking to put its new 24- hour news channel on Time Warner cable systems, is "threatening" to remove its Tampa affiliate from the Time Warner cable system in Tampa and in si

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

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