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03/19/97
MEDIA NOTES

SI''s Steve Lopez writes on the Flyers libel suit against Philadelphia WIP-AM under the header, "Put Up Or Shut Up." Lopez: "Some observers think this could do for talk radio what Carol Burnett did fo

Tags: ABC, Buffalo Bills, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Raiders, PGA Tour, Philadelphia Flyers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/19/97
NIELSEN NUMBERS INDICATE CBS HITTING TARGET DEMO WITH HOOPS

Although CBS'' ratings of the NCAA Men''s Basketball Tournament first and second rounds are up over the tournament''s last few years, it "has interrupted momentum built by CBS Entertainment," accordin

Tags: CBS, NCAA, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

03/19/97
ESPN TABS A KENNEDY: EX-BOSOX SKIPPER ADDED AS MLB ANALYST

Former Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy has been hired as a color analyst by ESPN (Sean McAdam, Providence JOURNAL- BULLETIN, 3/18). Kennedy, who is still being paid by the Red Sox, will work west coast

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Walt Disney

03/19/97
FOX ADDS RODEO & SKIING TO ITS NEVER-ENDING HUNT FOR SPORTS

Fox Sports is adding rodeo and skiing to its weekend sports line-up for the first time. Fox will air the "Wrangler Bull Riders Only World Championship" on Saturday, April 5, and the "Sprint Bumps & Ju

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media, Sprint

03/18/97
RAINBOW TO LAUNCH RIVAL VINTAGE SPORTS NETWORK AGAINST CSN

Rainbow Programming Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp., announced it will launch "American Sports Classic" (ASC), a new 24-hour vintage sports service on July 9. The new network, whic

Tags: American Skiing Co., Cablevision, IMG, MLB, NFL, Media

03/18/97
MEDIA NOTES

Maxim, a new magazine for men, will debut April 1. The NY-based national periodical will be published by England- based Dennis Productions (THE DAILY). Clare McHugh, Maxim''s Editor and former N.Y. Po

Tags: AFL, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays

03/18/97
ARLI$$ GETS SET TO SHARE MORE OF HIS STORIES

HBO''s Arli$$ began production last week of 13 new episodes for the ''97 season. Guests stars during the first week of production were Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard, the Bills'' Bruce Smith and a

Tags: Buffalo Bills, HBO, Media, Time Warner

03/18/97
CBS SPORTS GETS A BOOST WITH STRONG NCAA RATINGS

CBS Sports'' coverage of the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men''s Basketball Tournament averaged a preliminary overnight rating of 5.6/13 in the 36 metered markets. This was 6% higher than the '

Tags: CBS, NCAA, Media, Viacom

03/18/97
UPN REPORTEDLY CLOSE TO DEAL ON U.S. OPEN SKATING EVENT

UPN "is close to a deal to broadcast the U.S. Open Skating Championships," according to Richard Katz of MEDIAWEEK. Details of the new event have yet to be finalized, but it is expected to air on UPN t

Tags: Media, UPN

03/17/97
ESPNET SPORTSZONE PREPARES TO OFFER DAILY PAYMENT PLAN

ESPNET SportsZone today is expected to "become the first major Web site to let viewers pay for service on a daily basis," according to Rebecca Quick of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. SportsZone will offer t

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

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