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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 31 / 14

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IS MURDOCH TAKING NOTES FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SOUTH ON fX?

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Tags: MLB, NBA, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

02/26/97
SERIOUS, HYPE, ON CBS: IMG TO PRODUCE WOODS MASTERS SPECIAL

CBS will broadcast "Tiger Woods: Son, Hero and Champion," a one-hour special, on April 13, as the lead-in to the network''s final-round coverage of the Masters, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSI

Tags: CBS, Acushnet, General Motors, IMG, MasterCard, Nike, Media, Viacom

02/26/97
COSTAS GIVES HIS THOUGHTS ON THE NBA ON NBC

NBC''s Bob Costas said "don''t expect any hard-hitting stories from NBC about the NBA," according to an AP report in the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Costas made his remarks at a Columbia Univ. dinner and

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

02/26/97
MEDIA NOTES

HBO''s Boxing After Dark scored its highest rating ever on the one-year anniversary of the program''s launch, with an 8.3/17 cable rating for last Saturday''s fights (HBO).... Beasley Reece is leaving

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, HBO, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

02/26/97
JUDGE TO RULE TODAY ON FATE OF MIGHTY DUCKS TELECASTS

Orange County Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline said he will decide today whether the remaining Mighty Ducks games will be seen on Fox Sports West or Fox Sports West 2, according to Barbara Kingsley o

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

02/25/97
NBA MEDIA NOTES: CRITICISM FOR NBC'S "MEET THE PRESS"

NBC''s "Meet the Press" edition on the NBA during the All-Star Weekend was featured by John McManus in his column in BRANDWEEK. NBC''s Bob Costas and Tim Russert hosted NBA Commissioner David Stern, C

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBC, Phoenix Suns, Media

02/25/97
MEDIA NOTES

On April 1, fX "will introduce a new on-air look and logo designed to more closely identify" with the Fox network. The name ''fX'' will go all-caps, and a promo clip airing on cable systems includes a

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

02/25/97
NBC SPORTS SET TO PREMIERE GOLF TEACHING PROGRAM IN MARCH

High Performance Golf, a golf teaching program that will develop a varied brand of golf instruction, will be launched in an NBC Sports special on Saturday, March 22. NBC golf reporter and PGA Tour pro

Tags: NBC, PGA Tour, Media, Toyota

02/25/97
TURNER BROADCASTING A POSSIBLE SUITOR OF "THE PLAYERS"?

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02/25/97
FOX FILES ANTITRUST SUIT AGAINST DISNEY OVER SPORTS CHANNEL

Prime Ticket Network, operator of Fox Sports West and Fox Sports West 2, filed an antitrust case against the Walt Disney Co., and its subsidiaries, the Mighty Ducks and ESPN. The suit was filed in U.S

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

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