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More than 79% of sports fans polled in an ESPN-sponsored survey said "they would be interested in seeing an all-sports- news network from ESPN." ESPN reports that the findings of the sports informatio
San Francisco-based GGP announced its "NFL Pre-Season Special" is cleared to air on over 150 TV stations nationwide between August 16 and September 1 (GGP)....Prime Sports Southwest will air a variety
Interactive TV programmer ACTV, Inc. launches its first regional programming service this fall on Fox Sports West, the re-named Prime Sports West. It will be available to 4.9 million homes in the L.A.
The Jaguars and Sunshine Network announced an exclusive regional cable deal. Included in the package are three Jaguars ''96 pre-season games, a live weekly players show on Monday nights during the sea
Media writes continued comment on the low ratings for Tuesday''s MLB All-Star Game. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE''s Ed Fowler notes the game''s ratings ran behind re-runs of "Roseanne" in Houston, but blames
ESPN''s Bob Ley will examine the current state of sports in Russia in an "Outside the Lines" special airing July 18 at 9:30pm (ESPN)...."Baseball, Minnesota," a 22-part, reality-based series on the li
The Jazz signed a multi-year deal with KCNR-Kaysville to be the flagship station of the Jazz Radio Network for all games. The SALT LAKE TRIBUNE''s Jim Fisher notes the deal gives the Jazz "a broader a
TBS added Glenn "Doc" Rivers to its NBA analysts team, replacing Danny Ainge (San Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS, 7/11)... Chris McKendry, formerly of ABC''s D.C. affiliate WJLA, has joined ESPN as a "SportsCen
The FTC will meet July 19 to decide whether to oppose Time Warner''s deal to buy Turner Broadcasting Systems or accept a negotiated settlement that is in the works (David Lieberman, USA TODAY, 7/11).
In a "bid for respectability for his fledgling International Basketball League," Pittsburgh sports exec Paul Murtha announced the signing of former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson as a TV consultant,