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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 01 / 15

$45M  – The amount Rivers Casino has contributed, to date, to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for Consol Energy Center construction expenses, following the latest payment of $4.6M. By the time its agreement with SEA concludes in '38,...

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05/16/97
MEDIA NOTES

USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke notes TNT''s 3.1 NBA playoff rating is up 7% from last year, while NBC''s 6.1 is off 14% from its all-time high of 7.1 in ''96. Meanwhile, Fox has seen a 20% drop in NHL play

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, TBS/TNT, USA Networks, Walt Disney, WNBA

05/16/97
OFF TO PIMLICO AS PREAKNESS RATINGS LOOK TO REGAIN LUSTER

The following lists ratings for ABC''s telecasts of the Preakness Stakes since ''79 (Nielsen Media Research). YEAR RAT/SHR WINNER YEAR RAT/SHR WINNER ''79 11.3/38 Spectacular Bid ''88 5.9/17 Risen Sta

Tags: ABC, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

05/16/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are eastern. CBS Sports Show was the World Professional Championships of Gymnastics. NBA Playoff Game One = CHI-ATL;

Tags: ABC, CBS, Champ Car World Series, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, PBA, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/16/97
HARNESS INDUSTRY PAYS TO AIR RACING SERIES ON ESPN2

"In a case of self-sponsorship," the harness racing industry is paying $2.5M for ESPN2 to air its American Championship Harness Series for 18 weeks, according to Peter Brewington of USA TODAY. Sixty r

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/16/97
HBO'S "WEAPONS" FEATURES MEDIA MOGULS BATTLING OVER SPORTS

HBO Pictures presents "Weapons of Mass Distraction" on Saturday at 8:00pm ET. The satire, written by executive producer Larry Gelbart, who developed the TV series "MASH," chronicles the battle of two

Tags: HBO, Media, Tennessee Titans, Time Warner

05/15/97
MEDIA NOTES

Sport magazine has named former Hearst Corp. Creative Director Anthony D''Elia to help in the design relaunch of the magazine. D''Elia designed Hearst''s magazine venture ESPN Total Sports (N.Y. POST,

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

05/15/97
AS EXPECTED, NBA INKS PACT WITH TSN TO AIR GAMES IN CANADA

Canadian sports network TSN and the NBA signed a three- year deal yesterday to air 26 regular-season games and a minimum of 12 playoff games, beginning next season. Four Raptors and four Grizzlies gam

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Media, TBS/TNT, Toronto Raptors

05/15/97
MURDOCH NOT GIVING UP IN QUEST FOR U.S. DBS PARTNERSHIP

News Corp. Chair Rupert Murdoch''s efforts to enter the satellite-TV business in the U.S. is profiled in a front- page feature in the WALL STREET JOURNAL under the header, "So Far, Murdoch''s Bid To E

Tags: DirecTV, News Corp./Fox, Media

05/15/97
RACE HEATS UP FOR IMS' PURSUIT OF INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES

Indianapolis Motor Speedway''s (IMS) pending lawsuits against individuals using marks in cyberspace which IMS claims are trademarked were examined by Josh Rubin in the TORONTO STAR. At issue are Inter

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Media

05/15/97
WNBA TV NEWS: WILL SUMMER SEASON MEET RATINGS EXPECTATIONS?

"Buoyed by rising viewer interest in women''s college basketball," the WNBA and TV partners ESPN, Lifetime and NBC are "counting on generating healthy" Nielsen ratings for their weekly packages, accor

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, NCAA, Nielsen, Seattle Storm, Media, Walt Disney, WNBA

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