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The Indianapolis 500 this Sunday on ABC will have "no shortage of compelling story lines," leaving TV execs "feeling confident about another bump in viewership this year," according to Dave Skretta of the AP. Ratings for the race "dropped precipitously throughout the 1990s," and while there have "be...
Liberty Sports, Inc. has reached agreement with the NCAA''s newest, but as yet unnamed, athletic conference -- giving Liberty Sports national and regional telecasts rights to live football beginning i
Sony Corp. of America will enter the market for 18-inch satellite dishes and receivers as early as June, challenging Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. "in what has become one of the consumer-electroni
In Los Angeles, Steve Weinstein examines Fox''s first year of covereage of the NFL, writing that "the many-pronged payoffs from that massive investment have been both triumphal and disappointing." Joh
NBC is upset with WBZ-TV, the network''s Boston affiliate, for failing to switch to the beginning of the Dolphins-Colts 4pm game last Sunday after the Patriots beat the Bills. WBZ instead ran "Fifth Q
A NewSport "State of the Sport" feature will focus on "Men''s Gymnastics -- Sport in Crisis," a half-hour special premiering Saturday, December 24 at 12:30. It will look at the sport''s possible elimi
NBC and HBO retained their rights to televise Wimbledon yesterday, signing a five-year deal worth an estimated $26M-$28M a year. The rights fees signify a 44% increase above the previous deal. HBO Spo
"In a deal that solidifies the ties between the most powerful players in cable television and computing," cable operator TCI said that it has invested $125M to acquire a 20% stake in Microsoft Corp.''
TCI, Inc. and Time Warner are discussing a joint venture to "launch a group of cable sports networks," according to this morning''s WALL STREET JOURNAL. Sources close to both companies said the deal w
The BBC is planning to launch its 24-hour satellite news service, BBC World, in the U.S. in February. Former CNN President Reese Schonfeld''s International News Network is a partner with the BBC in th
HBO''s Ross Greenburg says that "HBO and NBC put in final offers last Friday for Wimbledon." The bid was five years for a combined $125M-plus (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 12/20)....News Corp.''s Rupert M