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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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10/17/96
MEDIA NOTES

Fox Sports'' Vince Wladika says Fox''s World Series ads are 90% sold. Wladika: "Fox is in good shape for Games 1 through 5, and there are availabilities for 6 and 7, which is normal." USA TODAY''s Rud

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Media

10/17/96
NFL FILMS AND TNT PREMIERE THEIR GRIDIRON MAGNUS OPUS

TNT premieres "Football America" tomorrow at 8:00pm ET. The new, two-hour, documentary focuses on the game of football at the grassroots level and is produced by NFL Films and narrated by actor James

Tags: NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

10/16/96
MLB NEWS & NOTES: FOX PUMPED FOR WEEKNIGHT BOOST

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Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, CBS, Green Bay Packers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/16/96
RATINGS, GET YOUR RATINGS: MLB WEEKEND PRIME-TIME NUMBERS

Final weekend numbers for MLB''s prime-time LCS games on Fox and NBC. Note: HH% equals household rating; NBC1 is Yankees- Orioles Game Three Friday; NBC2 is Yankees-Orioles Game Four on Saturday; FOX1

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Green Bay Packers, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

10/16/96
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/16/96
BATTLE OF NETWORK STARS? NEW SPORTS NETS PROFILED IN VARIETY

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Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/15/96
MEDIA NOTES

WGN plans to show 35 Bulls games, a five-game increase over last season. But pending further court action between the superstation and the NBA, the games will be carried only in the Chicago market, no

Tags: ABC, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/15/96
FOX SPORTS FILES SUIT AGAINST THREE TEAMS OVER TV DEAL

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Media, Washington Capitals

10/15/96
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Tags: Cablevision, Colorado Rockies, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/15/96
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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

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