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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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04/17/97
SPORTSLINE USA LOOKS TO SELL $40M IN STOCK VIA IPO

SportsLine USA filed with the SEC for an IPO yesterday, and will try to sell $40M of stock, according to David Poppe of the MIAMI HERALD. While SportsLine USA didn''t reveal how many shares it would s

Tags: CBS, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom

04/16/97
MEDIA TRADE NEWS & NOTES: CABLE BASEBALL AD SALES EXAMINED

FX and Fox Sports Net (FSN) "may face a long rookie campaign in the advertising marketplace during 1997," according to Mike Reynolds in MEDIAWEEK. One cable buyer: "[T]here hasn''t been any big rush a

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

04/16/97
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: FOX BACK TRAX, PUTS DUCKS PLAYOFFS ON FSW

Fox Sports West (FSW) will air Games One and Two of the Mighty Ducks'' playoff series against the Coyotes on both FSW and Fox Sports West 2 (FSW2), "rather than face another round in court -- plus a p

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Arizona Coyotes, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

04/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

CBS Sports'' coverage of Sunday''s final round of The Masters drew a preliminary national rating of 14.1/31 share, up 53% over last year (CBS Sports)....Bruins radio announcer Fred Cusick has resigned

Tags: Boston Bruins, CBS, Cleveland Indians, IBM, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, SportsLine.com, Viacom

04/16/97
INSIDE SPORTS THROWS A CHANGE-UP IN MAGAZINE COMPETITION

Inside Sports magazine, currently a monthly, will introduce a 17-issue annual cycle beginning in ''98 that will "maximize coverage during the year''s most active sports periods." The IL-based Century

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

04/15/97
NBA AND PRODIGY JOIN FORCES IN CONTENT AND MARKETING DEAL

Prodigy Services Corp. and the NBA have entered into a multiyear content and marketing alliance. Under terms of the deal, the NBA and Prodigy will build a co-branded area containing content available

Tags: NBA, Media

04/15/97
KEMP AND VECSEY CONTINUE TO SPAR OVER DRINKING ALLEGATIONS

The Sonics'' Shawn Kemp denied a report by Peter Vecsey that Kemp was having "some difficulty" with alcohol. Vecsey made his remarks on the "NBA on NBC" on Saturday and in his Sunday N.Y. POST column.

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

04/15/97
NEW DISNEY CARTOON VIDEO WILL HAVE WATCHERS DUCKING PROMOS

With the Mighty Ducks set to begin their first-ever playoff series Wednesday, "in true Hollywood fashion" Disney has released a feature-length video version of its Mighty Ducks Saturday morning cartoo

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Media, Walt Disney

04/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Bob Raissman noted sources in the MLB umpiring ranks said that umpires "are tired of the way" ESPN and Fox have portrayed them, and as a form of protest, an umpire crew started some innings b

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Arizona Coyotes, Media, Walt Disney

04/15/97
REVIEWS CONTINUE ON SI'S WOMEN/SPORT

Sports Illustrated''s premiere issue of its new women''s magazine, Women/Sport, was profiled by the media over the weekend. In St. Petersburg, the TIMES'' Sharon Ginn wrote the "meaty" magazine "fills

Tags: Fila USA, Nissan, Russell Athletic, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

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