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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup

04 / 22 / 14

ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...

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03/22/96
NEWS & NOTES ON SPORTS' NEW P.T.P.-ER -- COMCAST

ABC and Comcast are in discussions about distributing the new ABC News cable network to the cableco''s 4.2 million subscribers. VARIETY notes, as part of the deal, Comcast may begin carrying ABC soap

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Walt Disney

03/22/96
WHAT DO RIVALS FLORIDA AND FSU HAVE IN COMMON? SUNSHINE

The Univ. of Florida has signed a multi-year TV rights deal with Sunshine Network beginning with the upcoming school year. The network will televise over 100 Gator events annually, including tape-dela

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, Media

03/21/96
MEDIA NOTES

ESPNet''s SportsZone is said to be having trouble getting users "to pony up the money for sports data that they can get elsewhere" (CRAIN''S NEW YORK, 3/18)....Fox will broadcast three NFL preseason m

Tags: CBS, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Oilers, Acushnet, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, MLB, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Viacom

03/21/96
BASEBALL TONIGHT IS BACK: SEASON PREMIERE THIS EVENING

ESPN''s "Baseball Tonight" makes it season premiere tonight with the same cast as last season, except for former MLB second baseman Harold Reynolds replacing Roy Smalley as an analyst. ESPN also annou

Tags: ESPN, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

03/20/96
FROM THE BOOTH: YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT ....

Fox has named former Giants catcher and coach Bob Brenly as a game analyst for its baseball coverage. Brenly has previously served as an analyst for Chicago''s WGN radio and currently works for San Fr

Tags: CBS, ESPN, MLS, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/20/96
MEDIA NOTES

Prime Sports West is reportedly working on rights deals with the Diamondbacks and Phoenix''s yet-to-be-named NHL team (CABLE WORLD, 3/18 issue)....The new women''s magazine from Conde Nast Publication

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, ESPN, IBM, NBC, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

03/20/96
NOTES FROM INSIDE MEDIA: MLB AD SALES HEATING UP

Fox Sports, which has already secured GM as a sponsor for its MLB games, is "on the prowl" to lure other auto sponsors, along with fast food and drug marketers. INSIDE MEDIA''s Brockinton & Reynolds r

Tags: Burger King, DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, McDonalds, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nissan, Media, Toyota, Walt Disney, Wendys

03/20/96
COMCAST SOON TO BE TOP SPORTS PROGRAMMER IN PHILLY MARKET?

Comcast President Brian Roberts, on the deal to purchase majority interest in the Flyers, 76ers and the city''s two arenas: "The potential synergies from our cable, cellular and electronic retailing b

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, Madison Square Garden, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Time Warner

03/20/96
NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? A CHAT-LINE UPDATE

Tommy Morrison will do a live chat session on ESPNET SportsZone today at 3:00pm EST (ESPNET)....On March 25, Prodigy will host Mike Douchant, author of "Encyclopedia of College Basketball" (Prodigy)..

Tags: NBA, Media

03/20/96
CBS FACES SOME STIFF COMPETITION: MUST SEE TV, SKATING

CBS''s Thursday NCAA coverage will face NBC''s top-rated Thursday prime-time lineup and the World Figure Skating Championships on ABC. In Atlanta, Prentis Rogers notes ABC''s decision to match figure

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, NCAA, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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