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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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10/31/96
NEW SPORTS NETWORKS SET TO HIT THE AIRWAVES TOMORROW

Both ESPN and Fox Sports hold press conferences today on the launches of ESPNEWS and Fox Sports Net (THE DAILY). ESPNEWS: Michael Hiestand writes in USA TODAY that when ESPNEWS debuts tomorrow, those

Tags: ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

10/31/96
FOX AND NBC TAKE ISSUE WITH NIELSEN'S NEW HOME SAMPLE

NBC and Fox, both experiencing a decrease in their NFL football ratings, continue to question Nielsen Media Research''s sample base, according to Wayne Friedman of INSIDE MEDIA. Giles Lundberg, Fox Se

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Media

10/31/96
SOUTH FLORIDIANS CRY OUT TO TCI: THEY WANT THEIR PANTHERS TV

Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth is studying "legal options" against TCI of South FL because of the cable company''s refusal to put the NHL Panthers'' games on TV by not adding SportsChannel t

Tags: Florida Panthers, Media

10/30/96
AOL RESHUFFLES MANAGEMENT AND PRICING; EYES 7 MILLION MARK

America Online "performed an emergency overhaul" yesterday, reorganizing its management and changing its pricing system, according to David Hilzenrath of the WASHINGTON POST. The move will require the

Tags: Media, Time Warner, Viacom

10/30/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: WQAM DEAL DONE; CELTS LEFT OUT IN COLD?

A five-year, $35M deal for Dolphins, Marlins and Panthers rights purchased by WQAM was formally announced yesterday, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. WQAM GM/part- Owner Greg Reed: "We'

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Media

10/30/96
ESPNEWS MAKES CARRIAGE TO REACH 1.5 MILLION HOMES

ESPN, Inc. signed charter ESPNEWS carriage agreements with affiliates and the new network will launch Friday with more than 1.5 million subscribers, including those served by Marcus Cable and Adelphia

Tags: ATT, ESPN, General Motors, HBO, News Corp./Fox, Sears, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/30/96
MEDIA NOTES

The AP now will carry summaries and short-form box scores for ABL games. AP had earlier said it would carry only scores and standings (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/30)....The U.S. Federal Government

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

10/30/96
WORLD SERIES FINAL NUMBER: 17.4/29 OVER SIX GAMES

Fox reports Game Six of the World Series earned a 19.1/34 rating. The Series average was a 17.4/29 (Fox). REAX: Fox''s World Series ratings helped the network win the weekly ratings for last week''s p

Tags: MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, YankeeNets

10/29/96
CBS NAMES BARROW GOLF COORDINATING PRODUCER

CBS Sports President David Kenin and Senior VP Rick Gentile named Lance Barrow Coordinating Producer, CBS Sports, Golf, beginning in ''97. Barrow joined CBS Sports in ''75 and has served as producer f

Tags: CBS, ESPN, LPGA, NBC, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/29/96
MLB TOUTS 10% INCREASE IN POSTSEASON VIEWERSHIP

An MLB analysis of ratings for their entire postseason showed that 10% more baseball was watched this year than in ''95. MLB Enterprises CEO Greg Murphy: "Any brand in America would be pleased with a

Tags: Atlanta Braves, CBS, Cleveland Indians, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, Viacom

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