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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT Network

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...

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10/31/97
TAPPING SPORTS VIDEO MARKET

The following lists the top 10 sports tape sales and weeks in the top ten (ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, 10/31). NO. TITLE WEEKS NO. TITLE WEEKS 1 MJ: Above & Beyond 75 6 ''96 NBA Finals Video 39 2 Tiger Wood

Tags: NBA, NFL, Media

10/31/97
FOX SPORTS WORLD REACHES DEAL WITH ITALIAN SOCCER LEAGUE

Fox Sports World (FSWo), which launches tomorrow, has reached agreement with Italian League Soccer (ILS) to broadcast weekend doubleheaders to its U.S. audience through the ''97-98 and ''98-99 seasons

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

10/31/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. ABC''s NCAA Football included N''Western-OSU; COL-TEX; AZ-WSU; and CLEM-MD. CBS'' NCAA Football included VA

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Madison Square Garden, MLB, MLS, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, Vancouver Canucks, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/31/97
MEDIA NOTES

PEOPLE: In Chicago, Michael Hirsley writes that Greg Gumbel heads the list of candidates to replace Marv Albert on NBC''s NBA telecasts (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/31)....Meanwhile, CBS announced that Albert

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/30/97
GOULD MEDIA RELEASES "HISPANIC SPORTS BUSINESS"

ME-based Gould Media releases its new, 80-page research report entitled "Hispanic Sports Business" today. The increase of the U.S. Hispanic population, with 29.3 million by the end of ''96, offers a w

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10/30/97
ONLINE NEWS: SPORTSZONE OFFERS TIE IN ON SPORTSMANSHIP

ESPN SportsZone will produce a five-part "Outside the Lines" series on sportsmanship that begins today and complements the November 4th telecast of ESPN''s program on the same subject. SportZone''s us

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

10/30/97
MEDIA NOTES

TNT earned a final 7.3 rating for its nine-game NFL schedule this season, equaling its rating for the ''96 season (THE DAILY)....John Salley will replace Julius Erving as a studio analyst for the "NBA

Tags: Cleveland Indians, NBA, NBC, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT

10/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORKS: NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol, on the altercation between the Colts'' Jim Harbaugh and NBC Sports'' Jim Kelly: "Usually, we''re criticizing ex-athletes who become announcers for either s

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, NBC, Media, Vulcan Ventures

10/29/97
MJ'S WEB SITE TAKES TO THE AIR AT JORDAN.SPORTSLINE.COM

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Microsoft, Oakley, Media, SportsLine.com, Wilson Sporting Goods

10/29/97
MARV ALBERT REPORTEDLY TO APPEAR ON "20/20" AND "LKL"

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Tags: ABC, Madison Square Garden, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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