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12/04/96
CALL THE CABLE GUY: FOX AND TIME WARNER EXCHANGE BARBS

The Fox network, which is looking to put its new 24- hour news channel on Time Warner cable systems, is "threatening" to remove its Tampa affiliate from the Time Warner cable system in Tampa and in si

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

12/04/96
SWEETHEARTS TOGETHER: CBS AND TURNER ANNOUNCE OLYMPIC DEAL

CBS Sports and TNT have created a basic cable package for the ''98 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The agreement provides for more than 50 hours of programming on TNT beginning Saturday, Februa

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/04/96
COMCAST LOOKS TO USE FLYERS, SIXERS TO SHOOT INTO SPORTS TV

The plans for Comcast to use their ownership of the Sixers, Flyers and CoreStates Center to launch its own sports channel is profiled by Edward Moran in this morning''s PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. A 24-h

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, Media

12/03/96
MEDIA NOTES

Cable TV rates for "millions of consumers will jump about 7% in January. TCI, Time Warner and US West''s Continental Cablevision have said that they will increase some rates in January (USA TODAY, 12/

Tags: Cablevision, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Media, Time Warner, US West/Qwest, YankeeNets

12/03/96
LET THE HYPE BEGIN: SUPER BOWL PROGRAMMING REVEALED

The NFL has teamed with six networks to produce a half- dozen NFL specials that will "inundate the airwaves" during Super Bowl XXXI Weekend January 24-26, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSIDE MED

Tags: ESPN, NBC, NFL, Reebok, Sears, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

12/03/96
ONLINE NEWS: DALY JOINS SPORTSLINE USA TEAM OF WEB STARS

A two-day conference on the online world, sponsored by Jupiter Communications, begins today in NYC, according to Stuart Elliot of the N.Y. TIMES. One area of discussion will be the value of Internet a

Tags: ABC, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, NBA, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

12/03/96
REPORTS HAVE PEACOCK EYEING USA NETWORK

NBC is "seriously considering" a bid for USA Network, according to Chuck Ross in AD AGE. An NBC move for the cable network, said to be valued at $3B, could set up a bidding war with CBS after Westingh

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, USA Networks, Viacom

12/03/96
SI'S NEW VENTURE RESTS ON HOPES THAT THE WOMEN ARE SMARTER

Sports Illustrated is "moving forward with plans to add its own entry to the growing women''s sports category," according to Jeff Gremillion of MEDIAWEEK. SI''s plans for "two or three special test is

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

12/03/96
FORBES GIVES ITS TAKE ON THE INFLUX OF NEW SPORTS CHANNELS

Cable sports news channels are examined by Peter Newcomb of FORBES, who profiles the launches of ESPNEWS and CNN/SI, and the current status of NewSport. Although their are questions on the need for tw

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/03/96
SKINS OVER SHIRTS? NOT QUITE, BUT GOLF MATCH GET HIGH MARKS

ABC''s coverage of "The Skins Game" on Sunday drew a preliminary overnight Nielsen rating of 6.1/12. It gave the event a two-day overnight average of 7.2. That would be a 71% increase over last year''

Tags: ABC, Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney

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