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NFL Reluctant To Lock Into Long-Term Thursday Night Deal As Media Landscape Shifts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

The NFL is "reluctant to agree" to a "Thursday Night Football" contract with CBS longer than a year because of the changing media landscape, which is increasingly filled with consumers "untethering themselves from cable and satellite subscriptions," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. W...

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09/19/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. "MLB on Fox" games were SF-FL; CIN-PHI; NYY-BAL; KC-ANA. ABC''s NCAA Football was ND-PUR; UCLA-TEX; and MD-

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

09/19/97
DODGERS-GIANTS PENNANT RACE RESULTING IN BIG NUMBERS

The Dodgers-Giants game on Wednesday gave SportsChannel Pacific (SCP) its "highest rating in the Bay Area," according to Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Then, the extra-inning game yesterday

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Media

09/19/97
MEDIA NOTES

TV NETWORK NEWS: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick, on NBC''s coverage of the Ryder Cup. Mushnick: "Already, NBC has assumed its low-brow Olympic posture in banging the drums for its Ryder Cup coverage. Promos l

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, HBO, Madison Square Garden, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

09/19/97
ESPN STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH MLB RADIO AGREEMENT

MLB and ESPN Radio reached a five-year agreement giving ESPN Radio exclusive domestic regular- and post-season broadcast rights. ESPN Radio is broadcast across the U.S. by ABC Radio Networks. The deal

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, MLB, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/18/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: ROCKIES TAKE PUBLISHER TO COURT

The Rockies asked a Denver District Court judge "to temporarily stop" local Web publisher Robert Lewis from producing his baseball Web page, arguing that it "infringes" on the team''s trademarks and "

Tags: Colorado Rockies, IBM, NHL, Media, Tampa Bay Rays

09/18/97
NASCAR'S "STEEL CHARIOTS" HITS FOX NEXT TUESDAY

"Steel Chariots," a film on NASCAR racing, premieres Tuesday, September 23, at 8:00pm ET/PT. "Steel Chariots" features cameos by NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin. NASCAR annou

Tags: NASCAR, Media

09/18/97
MEDIA NOTES

TV: USA TODAY''s Gordon Forbes reports that the NFL''s TV negotiations "will run slower this year." The October 1 exclusivity deadline for talking to current broadcast carriers "will be pushed back" t

Tags: ESPN, Miami Heat, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, UPN, Walt Disney

09/17/97
FOX SPORTS READY TO BLAST IN DETROIT ROCK CITY

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Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Red Wings, News Corp./Fox, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media

09/17/97
"MNF" SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE WITH A 17.4 RATING

ABC''s Eagles-Cowboys "Monday Night Football" game earned a 17.4 national rating, making it the highest-rated game of the season, according to Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The game earned a

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, Philadelphia Eagles, R J Reynolds, Media, TBS/TNT, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/17/97
MEDIA NOTES

TV NEWS: Classic Sports Network has launched on Cox Communications systems in the San Diego area, adding 450,000 new homes to the network (CSN)....ESPN Int''l has acquired the exclusive rights to the

Tags: ESPN, HBO, MLB, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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