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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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YOU'VE GOT THAT CERTAIN GLOW: FOXTRAX IS BACK

Fox will debut modifications to its FoxTrax puck enhancement system during its All-Star game telecast on Saturday night. Fox execs said the system has been improved to make the glow surrounding the pu

Tags: Anheuser Busch, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, IBM, MasterCard, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, San Jose Sharks, Media, Walt Disney

01/17/97
MTV TO TAKE HARD-HITTING LOOK AT STATE OF THE NHL

MTV will be in San Jose and feature "The MTV/NHL All- Star Face-Off ''97," a one-hour special airing Sunday at 6:00pm ET, which will include game highlights, player interviews, and a piece on the basi

Tags: NHL, Media

01/17/97
MSG NETWORK BUYS YANKEES RADIO RIGHTS

MSG Network has agreed to purchase Yankees radio rights for about $45M over ten years, according to sources of NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay. MSG already holds exclusive Yankees TV rights to 2000 and althoug

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, Media, YankeeNets

01/17/97
NIELSEN NHL ALL-STAR GAME REPORT: WHO'S SCORING AT HOME?

Ratings for last year''s NHL All-Star game showed a 52% increase from ''91, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. In ''96, the All-Star game drew a 4.1/7 share compared to a 2.7/7 in ''91. The follow

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

01/16/97
TV SPORTS MARKETPLACE ADDS ANOTHER WITH WBIS+ LAUNCH

Dow Jones & Co. and ITT Corp. unveiled the programming outline for WBIS+-TV in New York, which debuts Tuesday night with a Knicks-Bulls game, according to Elizabeth Sanger of NEWSDAY. The independent

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Madison Square Garden, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Media, YankeeNets

01/16/97
INSIDE MEDIA NEWS: SPORTSFAN TAKES WEB SITE, AND THE OVER

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, Microsoft, NCAA, NFL, Nike, Nissan, Media, Viacom, Xerox

01/16/97
CLIP AND SAVE: BOWL RATINGS COMPARISON OVER PAST TWO YEARS

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Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, Nielsen, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

01/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

Warner Bros. will license the rights to 12 feature films to two TBS cable channels. The movies include "Space Jam." Terms were not disclosed (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/16). Turner will be able to show t

Tags: ESPN, M&M/Mars, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

01/15/97
SUPER BOWL MEDIA NOTES: GAME TARGETED FOR NEW MEDIA PLANS

Super Bowl XXXI is a "prime target" for new media content and advertising alliances, according to Robert Silverman in INSIDE MEDIA. U.S. West, IBM, Yahoo!, Starwave and SportsLine USA are all "making

Tags: ESPN, Green Bay Packers, IBM, New England Patriots, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney, Yahoo

01/15/97
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GOLF PLUS TO DEBUT BRAND EXTENSIONS

SI''s "Golf Plus," a selectively bound editorial section that appears in Sports Illustrated 40 times a year, begins its fourth year with three brand extensions: a nationally syndicated one-hour radio

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