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Root Sports Southwest Brings On Former Penguins Exec David Peart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 26 / 15

Root Sports Southwest named former Penguins Senior VP/Sales & Service David Peart GM, where he will oversee day-to-day management of the Houston-based RSN. He starts March 2 and will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President Patrick Crumb . The RSN holds the rights to the Astros and Rocket...

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06/06/97
FINAL NETWORK RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. The numbers were gathered from the networks. NOTE: The CBS Sports Show''s "World''s Fastest Human" prog

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, PGA Tour, Philadelphia Flyers, R J Reynolds, Media, TNN, Toronto Blue Jays, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/06/97
MEDIA NOTES

In Houston, KHTV-TV is negotiating to televise the Rockets'' road games, "perhaps as soon as next season." KTXH has broadcast Rockets road games for more than a decade (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/6)....In N

Tags: ABC, Edmonton Oilers, Houston Rockets, NBC, New York Islanders, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/06/97
REGGIE TO MAKE NATIONAL BROADCASTING DEBUT WITH WNBA GIG

Pacers G Reggie Miller will make his national broadcasting debut as an analyst this summer for Lifetime Sports covering the WNBA. Lifetime Sports also announced CBS Sports'' Michele Tafoya will cover

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/06/97
HBO'S TRIBUTE TO LONG, STRANGE TRIP OF ABA GETS RAVE REVIEWS

HBO presents "Long Shots: The Life And Times Of The American Basketball Association" on Monday at 10:00pm ET. The one-hour documentary chronicles the upstart pro league from its launch in ''67 to its

Tags: HBO, NBA, Media, Time Warner

06/05/97
PROGRAMMING NEWS & NOTES: CNBC TO LUNCH AT THE LINKS

CNBC''s "Power Lunch" will be presented from the U.S. Open golf tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, on June 12-13. The editions, called "Lunch on the Green," will feature gol

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/05/97
RATINGS NEWS & NOTES: ESPN'S STANLEY CUP GAME TWO UP 57%

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

06/05/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: American Skiing Co., CBS, HBO, Media, St. Louis Blues, Time Warner, Viacom

06/05/97
GOULD MEDIA INTRODUCES '97 EDITION OF TV SPORTS RIGHTS

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Tags: Media

06/04/97
ESPN NEWS & NOTES: B3 COMPETITION ADDS FOUR SPONSORS

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Tags: ESPN, NBA, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: ABC, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, Nielsen, Media, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

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