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08/14/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITE OF THE WEEK

The NHL, NHLPA and IIHF drop the puck on the first World Cup of Hockey on August 26. Those eager to get a preview can access http://www.worldcuphockey.com. The site, with the logos of the NHL and NHLP

Tags: NHL, Media

08/14/96
HONEY, WHAT'S ON TONIGHT? DBS LOVERS CAN CHECK SPORTSPLAY

Coquette Enterprises of Fort Lauderdale introduces SportsPlay, a monthly national sports entertainment magazine August 29, with a first run of 100,000 copies. It provides monthly listings of TV sports

Tags: CBS, DirecTV, Media, Viacom

08/14/96
IBM AND USTA IN THE NET: LAUNCH NET U.S. OPEN WITH WEB SITE

IBM and the USTA have joined to launch the IBM/U.S. Open site on the World Wide Web at http://www.usopen.org. The site offers a tournament schedule, statistical records and player bios online. Viewers

Tags: IBM, Media, USTA

08/14/96
TCI RELEASES SECOND QUARTER FIGURES

TCI Inc. said its second-quarter loss had "nearly doubled compared with last year, because of higher costs for refinancing debt and losses from investments in other cable companies, but that cash flow

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, Media

08/13/96
NBA AND "SI FOR KIDS" ALIGN TO GIVE TEENS THE INSIDE STUFF

The NBA has signed a multi-year deal for Time Inc.''s Sports Illustrated for Kids to publish the league''s Inside Stuff magazine, according to ADVERTISING AGE. Plans call for the NBA''s every-other-mo

Tags: NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

08/13/96
JUST IN TIME FOR THE NFL PACKAGE: DBS PRICE WARS

DirecTV, the market leader in the DBS industry, is preparing to cut its $600 hardware price tag to compete with EchoStar, starting a "price war" in the fledgling industry, according to Mark Robichaux

Tags: DirecTV, Media

08/13/96
LIBERTY SPORTS EXECS DEPART TO OPEN OWN FIRM

Liberty Sports President & CEO Ed Frazier and COO Joe King have decided to leave the company to form Frazier King Media, a holding company that seeks to develop media assets, according to ELECTRONIC M

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, MLB, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom

08/13/96
MEDIA NOTES

Saturday''s Ravens-Giants game received an 8.3 rating and a 26 share in the Baltimore area. Milton Kent notes "with token counterprogramming" and a new team, the rating seems "disappointing" (Baltimor

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, CBS, ESPN, New York Mets, PGA Tour, San Diego Padres, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

08/13/96
WILL ST. LOUIS FANS HAVE THE BLUES IN TV DISPUTE

Negotiations have broken down between St. Louis'' KPLR-TV and Prime Sports, the regional cable channel which holds exclusive broadcast rights to Blues games. The "result of the face-off will be fewer

Tags: Media, St. Louis Blues

08/12/96
CBS FINALLY GETS A CLOSE FINISH FOR THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS

CBS had "a nail bitter" for its coverage of the PGA Championship (which ended with Mark Brooks winning in a playoff), and "with a few jarring exceptions, the network was up to the challenge," accordin

Tags: CBS, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom

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