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StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster Over Resale Restrictions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

StubHub yesterday filed a federal antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors, alleging the pair illegally conspired to force season-ticket holders of the NBA team to only use a Ticketmaster-powered market for ticket resale and restrict consumer choice. The lawsuit claims listings of Warrio...

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03/13/97
MEDIA NOTES

SportsChannel New England Celtics analyst Tom Heinsohn apologized Tuesday before the Bulls-Celtics game for comments made on air last week about Hawks C Dikembe Mutombo. Heinsohn, after Mutombo was ta

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, CBS, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, NCAA, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/13/97
SI WOMEN/SPORT DEBUTS NEXT MONTH WITH RATE BASE OF 600,000

The first test issue of Sports Illustrated Women/Sport will hit newsstands on April 21, with a cover date of Spring 1997 (SI). The issue will have a newsstand price of $2.95 with a rate base of 600,00

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

03/13/97
HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: BRYANT GUMBEL MOVES TO CBS

Former "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel is expected to join CBS today after "nearly 25 years at NBC," according to Richard Huff of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Gumbel reportedly will host a primetime news maga

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

03/13/97
CABLEVISION BETS ALL ITS CHIPS ON NEW YORK SPORTS

Cablevision''s "aggressive steps" to "dominate" the New York sports cable market by increasing its stake in MSG, the Knicks and the Rangers, were examined by CNN''s Lou Dobbs on "Moneyline." Cablevisi

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks, Media, Time Warner

03/12/97
K-III RACING TO SELL PUBLICATIONS; NEW TRACK PAPER COMING

K-III Communications is putting its Daily Racing Form and Pro Football Weekly publications "on the block," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. K-III bought the Daily Racing Form from Rupe

Tags: Media

03/12/97
MEDIA NOTES

BROADCASTING & CABLE''s Richard Tedesco on the CBS/SportsLine deal: "The deal suddenly vaults SportsLine''s already high profile on the Web. And it''s an easy way for CBS to buy into prime territory."

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

03/12/97
WILL THE FLYERS BRING THE SIXERS ALONG TO WIP-E OUT STATION?

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

03/12/97
SPORTS COVERAGE IN THE MIX ON CLOSED CAPTIONING DEBATE

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Tags: News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, Media

03/11/97
ESPN STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH MLB PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENTS

ESPN has added some changes to its production of MLB games, effective with its first broadcast on April 1. The network will provide In-Game Box Scores that will run an up- to-date box score of the gam

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Media, Walt Disney

03/11/97
NFLPA STILL SEARCHING FOR AN OUTLET FOR "THE PLAYERS"

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

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