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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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KENIN'S EXIT TO HELP BRING THE NFL BACK TO BLACK ROCK?

CBS'' dismissal of its sports President David Kenin, so it can reportedly bring in a more experienced negotiator to oversee talks on an NFL deal, "had to have made NFL owners absolutely giddy," accord

Tags: CBS, IMG, NFL, Media, Viacom

11/08/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Houston at New Orleans 12:00 NBC Oakland at Tampa Bay 1:00 NB

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

11/08/96
CONSUMERS CASHING ON THE REAL DEAL WITH CABLEVISION OFFER

The Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield fight is Saturday, live via PPV, by Showtime Entertainment Television (SET). SET took out a full-page ad in this morning''s USA TODAY touting its PPV coverage (USA TOD

Tags: Cablevision, DirecTV, Showtime, Media

11/07/96
WOMEN'S SPORTS ON CAMPUS TARGETS FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETES

Sports & Fitness Publishing launched a new magazine, Women''s Sports on Campus. The new publication is the first magazine created for female collegiate athletes and active college women in general. Th

Tags: Media

11/07/96
MEDIA NOTES

The DBS industry is profiled by Mark Robichaux of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, who writes "after years of false starts," the DBS industry is giving the cable industry a run for its money." Prices for the

Tags: HBO, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

11/07/96
CABLE WORLD EXAMINES MLB NATIONAL TV RATINGS FOR '96

MLB''s national TV ratings "dropped" again this season, continuing a "long-term slide," according to Alan Breznick of CABLE WORLD. ESPN, TBS and NBC all "suffered rating declines" from last year, and

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/06/96
CBS SPORTS TO NAME MCMANUS TO LEAD DIVISION

CBS confirmed yesterday that David Kenin will be leaving his post as CBS Sports President. While multiple sources note that Sean McManus, Senior VP of IMG''s TV subsidiary, Trans World International,

Tags: CBS, IMG, NBC, Media, Viacom

11/06/96
SHOWTIME'S TYSON-HOLYFIELD MARKETING FACES ELECTORAL BUMP

Showtime is "cementing its marketing plans" for Saturday''s Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield PPV, "banking" that cable operators will also "crank up their promotional machines" in an effort to end ''96 wi

Tags: Showtime, Media

11/06/96
MEDIA NOTES

The U.S. Justice Department approved US West Media Group''s $11.8B purchase of Continental Cablevision (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/6)....Bertelsmann A.G. has "gained an important stronghold in the battle for co

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, US West/Qwest, Walt Disney

11/05/96
MEDIA NOTES

The St. Jude Liberty Bowl has signed a multi-year deal with ESPN. The contract runs past 2000. AutoZone and FedEx are two new sponsors of the game (St. Jude Liberty Bowl)....TBS will provide prime tim

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, FedEx, MasterCard, New York Liberty, PGA Tour, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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