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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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02/21/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK

For MLB teams, it''s time to transition from Hot Stove to the Hopes of April. But if you want the latest info online, MLB''s "Major League Baseball @BAT" may not be the best place to check. The league

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02/21/96
MEDIA NOTES

In releasing their schedule of 125 Braves games this season, TBS is "expecting a rise in advertising revenue of 25% locally and at least 10% nationally" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/21)....Former NBC prod

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02/21/96
DAYTONA 500 BY MARKET: TESTING NASCAR'S NATIONAL APPEAL

CBS''s telecast of the Daytona 500 Sunday drew a 6.5 rating and a 16 share in preliminary overnight ratings, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. The following is a market-by-market analysis (Nielse

Tags: CBS, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

02/21/96
WAS TED TURNER CONSIDERING ENDING HIS GOODWILL?

Ted Turner at one point considered cancelling the Goodwill Games scheduled for New York in Summer ''98, according to Neal Travis of the N.Y. POST. Sources report Turner "has been operating with a part

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

02/21/96
THE ULTIMATE BAN: CABLEVISION OF LONG ISLAND ACES FIGHTING

Cablevision Systems Corp. of Long Island decided not to offer Ultimate Fighting Championships this past Friday. The only other U.S. cable operator that reportedly does not offer the bouts is InterMedi

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02/20/96
TURNER BROADCASTING AND SI TO LAUNCH CNN/SI IN DECEMBER

Turner Broadcasting''s Board of Directors Friday approved a partnership with Time Inc.''s Sports Illustrated to form CNN/SI, a 24-hour sports news channel launching in December. Jim Walton, Exec Produ

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/20/96
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO VROOM? CBS GETS 6.5 OVERNIGHT

CBS received a preliminary overnight rating of a 6.5 and a 16 share for its coverage of the Daytona 500 on Sunday (Nielsen Sports Marketing Service). That is up 5% from last year''s telecast. CBS exec

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02/20/96
MEDIA NOTES

TNT''s "Inside the NBA" on Tuesday will feature "Music Night," with a live performance by popular singer Monica. She will headline a segment that will look at the musical careers of Shaquille O''Neal

Tags: CBS, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, NCAA, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom

02/16/96
GET WELL CARD TO DICK EBERSOL FROM THE HOME OF THE OLYMPICS

NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol is featured in an extensive profile in this morning''s ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Jeffrey Scott writes that "if, in the rest of the world," the Olympic Games belong to IOC

Tags: IOC, NBC, Media

02/16/96
TURNER BOARD EXPECTED TO VOTE ON CNN/SI SPORTS CHANNEL

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is expected to create a 24- hour sports news cable channel by the end of the year, according to Bill Carter in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES. A Turner executive said the

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

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