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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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06/06/96
NETWORK NEWS: ABC ACQUIRING STAMP OF MICKEY'S TWO MICHAELS

While Disney Chair Michael Eisner maintained yesterday that neither he nor Disney President Michael Ovitz will run ABC, "the signs will be inescapable this fall that the network is a Disney property,"

Tags: ABC, ESPN, McDonalds, Microsoft, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/05/96
NBA & NHL PLAYOFF NOTES: NIELSEN OVERNIGHTS FOR NHL GAME 1

Nielsen''s Sports Marketing Service reports preliminary overnight ratings from last night''s Stanley Cup Finals opener show Fox getting a 5.2 rating and a 9 share. NOTE: As these numbers are prelimina

Tags: ESPN, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Phoenix Suns, Media, Walt Disney

06/05/96
CBC CRUISING FOR A GOLD MEDAL IN OLYMPIC AD SALES

Officials from the CBC says they "will exceed advertising sales projections for the Atlanta Olympics, and make a profit from the Games," according to William Houston of the GLOBE & MAIL. Peter Kretz,

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., DaimlerChrysler, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Labatt Brewing, McDonalds, Media, UPS

06/05/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: THE NBA'S "FINALS.COM"

With the Bulls and the Sonics set to tip off the NBA Finals, Web browsers can get up-to-date information on the series by clicking onto the NBA Finals'' Web site, located at http://www.finals.com. Hig

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBC, Southwest Sports Group, Media

06/05/96
FIGURE SKATING ASSOCIATION REINSTATES POST REPORTER

The USFSA has lifted its ban on Washington Post reporter Christine Brennan covering figure skating events. The group had claimed Brennan "interjected her personal opinions into her coverage of the spo

Tags: Media

06/05/96
MEDIA NOTES

Despite driver Lyn St. James'' crash at the Indy 500 that totaled her Lifetime Television-sponsored car, the network plans to continue its sponsorship of St. James. The next IRL race is August 18 in N

Tags: IndyCar, Microsoft, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

06/05/96
PAY-PER-VIEW EXEC REACTS TO ARUM'S CLOSED CIRCUIT STRATEGY

In another view of boxing promoter Bob Arum''s decision to put Friday''s De La Hoya-Chavez fight, Hugh Panero, President of Request TV, the nation''s largest pay-per-view distributor, predicted that l

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

06/05/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: CHICAGO'S WMVP DROPS ALL-SPORTS FORMAT

Chicago''s WMVP-AM is no longer an "around-the-clock" sports station, as a format change goes into effect today that drops sports talk from 6:00am to 7:00pm in place of simulcast from WLUP-FM. Accordi

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Media

06/04/96
MEDIA NOTES

Execs from ABC''s affiliate stations meet with network officials this week at Disney World in Orlando, with the prime time schedule at the top of the agenda (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/4)....Prime Deporti

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, IBM, MLB, Motorola, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/04/96
PLAYOFF WATCH: NHL READY TO DROP PUCK ON CUP FINALS TONIGHT

Officials from the NBA, NHL and respective network partners say that they are pleased with the Finals match-ups. As NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay writes, "The NHL points to the growth of two new markets. The

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Colorado Avalanche, ESPN, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Media, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

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