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04/08/97
MEDIA NOTES

CBS'' Sunday coverage of the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 from the new Texas Motor Speedway yielded an overnight rating of 4.8/11 (CBS Sports). USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke noted the Interstate Bat

Tags: CBS, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Lions, ESPN, HBO, Minnesota Vikings, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Speedway Motorsports Inc., Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/08/97
HUIZENGA-BASHING RADIO HOST TO MOVE TO TEAMS' CARRIER

WQAM radio, which holds broadcast rights to Wayne Huizenga''s Marlins, Dolphins, and Panthers, have hired talk- show host Neil Rogers, which has "bashed" Huizenga "for years," according to Barry Jacks

Tags: Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Media

04/08/97
MEDIA TRADE NEWS & NOTES: SPORTSLINE USA TO FLOAT IPO?

Bell Atlantic has registered a complaint with the FCC against Cablevison, according to Joe Schlosser of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Bell Atlantic officials say they are seeking "compensatory and punitive da

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, NBA, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom

04/07/97
FOX SPORTS WEST 2 MAY PICK UP ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIBERS

TCI cable systems in the L.A. area "are expected to announce soon" that they will offer Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2) to their 375,000 subscribers, according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. He

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

04/07/97
NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: MICROSOFT GETS WEBTV NET FOR $425M

In its search "for a way to speed the Internet''s transformation into a true mass medium," Microsoft Corp. announced Sunday it would buy WebTV Networks for $425M, according to Groves & Helm of the L.A

Tags: CBS, Microsoft, Media, Viacom

04/07/97
SCOUTING TAKES ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

NJ-based Online Scouting Network (OSN) was profiled by Iris Taylor of the Newark STAR-LEDGER, who wrote the success of the venture "depends on convincing the nation''s college coaches" to utilize the

Tags: Media

04/07/97
MEDIA NOTES

USA TODAY''s Michael Hiestand reviews Fox''s coverage of the "Wrangler Bull Riders" on Saturday, calling the rodeo''s prime-time network debut "refreshing TV" (USA TODAY, 4/7). ...Knight-Ridder Inc.,

Tags: CBS, ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

04/04/97
BOXING MEDIA NEWS & NOTES: MATHIS FEATURED IN SPIKE/DDB ADS

Johnny Mathis will be featured in the first ad from Spike Lee''s Spike/DDB ad agency for the Mike Tyson/Evander Holyfield rematch. Lee has superimposed the image of Mathis singing the tune "Chances Ar

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Media, Viacom

04/04/97
SPORTS PROGRAMMING NEWS & NOTES

The Class AA Pro Baseball Association has reached agreement to air a national weekly radio show during the ''97 season over the Talk America Radio Network. The show, "Diamond Futures," will air Sunday

Tags: Champ Car World Series, ESPN, MLB, NBA, Brooklyn Nets, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

04/04/97
MEDIA NOTES

NBC Sports'' premiere telecast of Roger Maltbie''s "High Performance Golf," which aired on March 22 from 3:00-4:00pm ET, drew a 1.1 rating/4 share (THE DAILY)....In New York, Keith Kelly reports that

Tags: CBS, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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