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The Indianapolis 500 this Sunday on ABC will have "no shortage of compelling story lines," leaving TV execs "feeling confident about another bump in viewership this year," according to Dave Skretta of the AP. Ratings for the race "dropped precipitously throughout the 1990s," and while there have "be...
Shaquille O''Neal is negotiating with Microsoft Corp. "to launch his own content area on the upcoming Microsoft Network," according to a trade journal report cited in this morning''s ORLANDO SENTINEL.
A Prime Sports spokesperson said that talks with COMSAT over the TV rights to Denver''s new NHL are "far along" (DENVER POST, 6/6)....The CFL has announced that it has reached an agreement with its fo
ABC''s coverage of the Indy 500 on Memorial Day Weekend received a national rating of 8.3 and a 26 share. The following figures, provided to THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY by Nielsen Sports Marketing Servi
Talks between Seagram''s CEO Edgar Bronfman and CAA''s Michael Ovitz regarding Ovitz heading up entertainment giant MCA for Seagram, have "fallen apart." According to CNBC''s Ted David, Ovitz "disagre
In a series of interviews with NEWSWEEK, Creative Artists'' Agency head Michael Ovitz acknowledged that he has been in conversations with Seagrams CEO Edgar Bronfman about running MCA, Bronfman''s lat
With Kevin Costner set to star in a golf film by movie maker Ron Shelton and screenwriter John Norville ("Bull Durham" and "White Men Can''t Jump"), the L.A. TIMES'' Thomas Bonk writes that golf "is a
BUSINESS WEEK reports that Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole told a group of regional Bell execs that he expects passage of the telecomm reform bill when he brings it to the floor this week (BUSINESS WE
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The CBC won the Canadian broadcast rights to the ''98 Nagano Games, bidding a "record" $16M to edge out CTV. CBC officials stressed that they "will not use a cent of taxpayer money" for the rights and
USA Today has opened a public Web site to accompany its subscription-only service. The public site is located at http://www.usatoday.com. From the public home page, users can go to five "section front
At the annual CBS affiliates meeting in L.A. yesterday, a "surprisingly unified" group heard from CBS/Broadcast President Peter Lund and "expressed relief that the network''s guidance was in the hands