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05/29/97
MERCHANT'S WOES CONTINUE: HBO DROPS HIM FROM JUNE 14 FIGHT

HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant won''t work HBO''s June 14 telecast of the Oscar De La Hoya-David Kamau fight "because of protests by Mexican and Mexican-American groups and fans," according to USA

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

05/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

In an examination of upfront sales for the ''97-98 primetime TV schedule, Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reports that ABC has "already sold 75% of the available time" on "Monday Night Foo

Tags: ABC, CBS, Media, Time Warner, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/29/97
STERN IN ADWEEK TALKS ON CYBERSPACE, BRANDING AND PLANNING

NBA Commissioner David Stern is interviewed in an ADWEEK Q&A by Michael Schrage under the header, "The NBA Looks To Score Big By Targeting Fans Who Hang Out On-Line." Schrage: "Although Stern apparent

Tags: NBA, Media

05/29/97
IS LAWSUIT OVER ESPN'S X GAMES LOCATION FOR THE BIRDS?

The National Audubon Society charged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that staging ESPN''s "X Games" next month on a man- made San Diego peninsula "may damage" a colony of endangered birds during their bree

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/28/97
MEDIA NOTES

InterZine Productions, publisher of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY, has launched a new site on the World Wide Web for mountain bikers. The site can be accessed http://www.iBike. com (THE DAILY)....Prelimin

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT

05/28/97
ALBERT'S TRIAL DATE SET. COLUMNISTS REACT TO NBC'S MOVE

Marv Albert appeared in an Arlington, VA, courtroom yesterday "as his attorney told a Circuit Court judge that Albert will plead not guilty" to sexual assault charges brought against him by a VA woman

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/28/97
CBS SHAKEUP HAS MCMANUS REPORTING DIRECTLY TO MICHAEL JORDAN

CBS announced that it will run its company-owned TV stations separately from the network for the first time, as part of a management "shake-up" that gives "sweeping new power" to Mel Karmazin, who had

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

05/28/97
THE MERCHANT OF PENANCE? HBO TO DECIDE ON BOXING ANALYST

Time Warner execs "are seriously considering benching" HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant for the June 14 Oscar de la Hoya-David Kamau fight due to "loud and unceasing protest" and "threats of violent

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

05/28/97
PUBLISHING EXECS PUT ESPN MAG STARTUP COSTS AT OVER $100M

Disney''s ESPN Magazine "is shaping up as one of the most expensive new launches ever," according to Michael Shain of the N.Y. POST. A dozen publishing execs contacted by Shain said that the "price ta

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

05/23/97
SPORTSLINE SETS LATE JUNE DATE FOR IPO

SportsLine USA "anticipates" its pending $46M IPO will go forward in late June, according to Robert Marich of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. An IPO preliminary prospectus shows that "though fast-growing," FL

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

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