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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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05/16/97
HBO'S "WEAPONS" FEATURES MEDIA MOGULS BATTLING OVER SPORTS

HBO Pictures presents "Weapons of Mass Distraction" on Saturday at 8:00pm ET. The satire, written by executive producer Larry Gelbart, who developed the TV series "MASH," chronicles the battle of two

Tags: HBO, Media, Tennessee Titans, Time Warner

05/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

Sport magazine has named former Hearst Corp. Creative Director Anthony D''Elia to help in the design relaunch of the magazine. D''Elia designed Hearst''s magazine venture ESPN Total Sports (N.Y. POST,

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/15/97
AS EXPECTED, NBA INKS PACT WITH TSN TO AIR GAMES IN CANADA

Canadian sports network TSN and the NBA signed a three- year deal yesterday to air 26 regular-season games and a minimum of 12 playoff games, beginning next season. Four Raptors and four Grizzlies gam

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Media, TBS/TNT, Toronto Raptors

05/15/97
MURDOCH NOT GIVING UP IN QUEST FOR U.S. DBS PARTNERSHIP

News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch''s efforts to enter the satellite-TV business in the U.S. is profiled in a front- page feature in the WALL STREET JOURNAL under the header, "So Far, Murdoch''s Bid To E

Tags: DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media

05/15/97
RACE HEATS UP FOR IMS' PURSUIT OF INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES

Indianapolis Motor Speedway''s (IMS) pending lawsuits against individuals using marks in cyberspace which IMS claims are trademarked were examined by Josh Rubin in the TORONTO STAR. At issue are Inter

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Media

05/15/97
WNBA TV NEWS: WILL SUMMER SEASON MEET RATINGS EXPECTATIONS?

"Buoyed by rising viewer interest in women''s college basketball," the WNBA and TV partners ESPN, Lifetime and NBC are "counting on generating healthy" Nielsen ratings for their weekly packages, accor

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, NCAA, Nielsen, Seattle Storm, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

05/14/97
IF RODMAN CAN WRITE BOOKS, WHY CAN'T LIL' PENNY?

A proposal for a book about the Magic''s Anfernee Hardaway "is making the rounds of publishers," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. Shain notes the writer will be Penny''s "little brother" L

Tags: Nike, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Wieden Kennedy

05/14/97
RANGERS-FLYERS MOVED TO ESPN IN N.Y./PHILADELPHIA MARKETS

Game One of the Rangers-Flyers NHL Eastern Conference Finals Friday will be seen live on ESPN in New York and Philadelphia, according to Phil Mushnick of the N.Y. POST. ESPN announced that boxing, ori

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Walt Disney

05/14/97
MEDIA NOTES

MLB''s policy regarding cybercasting of live games is examined in the current ELECTRONIC MEDIA. The Giants and Orioles are at least two MLB teams that continue to cybercast their games, despite a requ

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/14/97
FOX SPORTS WEST 2 REACHES DEAL WITH THREE CABLE CARRIERS

Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) has made a "major breakthrough" with Southern CA cable operators, announcing yesterday the completion of deals with TCI Cablevision, Charter Communications and Jones Intercabl

Tags: Cablevision, News Corp./Fox, Media

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