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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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10/24/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists final ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. The numbers were gathered from the networks (THE DAILY). EVENT DATE NET TIME RAT/SHR NCAA Football: (

Tags: ABC, CBS, McDonalds, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/23/97
THE WORLD SERIES: NUMBERS YET TO SHOW MUCH SIGNS OF LIFE

NBC''s coverage of Game Four of the World Series between the Marlins and Indians earned a preliminary overnight rating of 15.9/25 (THE DAILY). The national rating for Game Three was a 15.6/23, which "

Tags: Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

10/23/97
MEDIA NOTES

FRANCHISES: The Eagles TV Network, the team''s in-house production and programming arm, will be seen on stations throughout PA, inculding flagship WPHL-WB in Philadelphia; WPMT-Fox in Harrisburg, York

Tags: ABC, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

10/23/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: NHL PUTS THE PUCK IN THE AUDIONET

AudioNet will provide live radio play-by-play coverage of 1,000-plus NHL games annually, as well as original pre- and post-game programming on NHL ICE. AudioNet''s game address: http://drew.audionet.c

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, San Jose Sharks, Media, WNBA

10/22/97
MEDIA NOTES

NETWORK TV: ABC''s Bills-Colts "Monday Night Football" game drew a 12.8 national rating, the "lowest" this season. "MNF" is down 14% for the season (USA TODAY, 10/22)....PBS has acquired first-run TV

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, Buffalo Bills, Cablevision, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, USA Networks, Walt Disney

10/22/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: ONE MORE RECORD FOR DEAN AT UNC

The UNC Web site, at www.goheels.com, "shattered records" on October 9 when 83,540 users logged on to read news of Dean Smith''s retirement. The previous daily high on www.goheels.com had been "about

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/22/97
FEARING THE WORST? NO WAY! ESPN VP NAMED A TOP MARKETER

ESPN Senior VP/Marketing Judy Fearing, one of BRANDWEEK''s Marketers of the Year, is profiled by Terry Lefton in its special SUPERBRANDS issue. Lefton: "At a time of an unending variety of sports prog

Tags: ESPN, Nabisco, PepsiCo, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/22/97
DESPITE LOWER NUMBERS, WORLD SERIES HELPS NBC WIN WEEK

Final ratings released yesterday showed that Game One of the World Series received an 11.3/22, compared to last year''s 15.7/25 on Fox. Game Two earned a 15.0/24, topping last year''s 14.0/23. Last ni

Tags: MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

10/21/97
BARRY DILLER EXPANDS HIS TV EMPIRE WITH SEAGRAM'S DEAL

Barry Diller agreed yesterday to acquire Seagram Corp.''s Universal TV operations, which includes USA Network, for $4.1B in cash and stock, according to Geraldine Fabrikant of the N.Y. TIMES. Diller''

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/21/97
EARLY NUMBERS SHOW SLIGHT DIP FOR WORLD SERIES RATINGS

Through the first two World Series games, overnight ratings are down 6% from last year, which was the third- lowest Series ever, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. NBC''s two-day average for Indians

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, YankeeNets

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