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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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08/09/96
MEDIA NOTES

In DC, Leonard Shapiro examines Fox/Liberty''s bid for the Bullets, Capitals and Orioles'' TV rights, and its effect on regional sports network Home Team Sports. Shapiro notes that without the teams,

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, IBM, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

08/09/96
BOOST IN INSERTABLE SUBSCRIBER COUNT LEADS TO NEW ESPN PROMO

From December ''95-July ''96, the subscriber base of ESPN2 affiliates inserting local ads increased 57% from 7 million to 11.1 million. Building on this local ad success, ESPN is launching the "ESPN N

Tags: Denver Broncos, ESPN, NFL, San Diego Chargers, Media, Walt Disney

08/09/96
SPORTS SATIRE DEBUTS TOMORROW: IS "ARLI$$" ON THE MONEY?

HBO''s new series "Arli$$," based on the life and times of fictional sports agent Arliss Michaels, played by Robert Wuhl (who also writes and produces), debuts tomorrow night at 10:00pm EDT. Reviewers

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

08/08/96
SPORTSCHANNEL FLORIDA AND PANTHERS COME TO TERMS

SportsChannel Florida and the Panthers announced a multi- year agreement yesterday which enables the RSN to televise up to 65 regular season games starting this season. The schedule will make up the l

Tags: Miami Heat, Media

08/08/96
MEDIA NOTES

Several MLS stars, Alexi Lalas and Welton of the Revolution and Cobi Jones and Jorge Campos of the Galaxy, were among eight players to join Dan Cortese in filming a segment for "MTV Sports." The show

Tags: AEG, Atlanta Braves, CFL, ESPN, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New England Revolution, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

08/08/96
ESPN ENTERPRISES TO OFFER SATELLITE RETAILER COMMISSIONS

ESPN Enterprises is offering satellite retailers several commission opportunities tied to ESPN''s GamePlan college football package and NFL Sunday Ticket commercial establishment referrals. The incent

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

08/07/96
SUNSHINE NETWORK TABS NEW CHANNEL FOR LIGHTNING GAMES

The Sunshine Network, the Lightning''s broadcast-rights holder, has named WTTA-TV to replace WTOG-TV as the team''s flagship station this season, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE. WTTA-TV will carry 15-

Tags: Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning, UPN

08/07/96
X MARKS THE SPOT: SPONSORSHIPS SOLD OUT FOR WINTER X GAMES

ESPN has announced it has sold out its gold sponsorship category for the inaugural Winter X Games slated to take place January 30 to February 2, 1997 at Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear Lake, C

Tags: ATT, ESPN, Nike, PepsiCo, Media, Walt Disney

08/07/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK: GOTTA BE THE SHOES

The latest in this summer''s string of sports-related movies is MGM''s "Kingpin," which aspires to do for bowling what "Caddyshack" did for golf. The "Kingpin" Web site at http://www.mgmua.com/kingpin

Tags: Anheuser Busch, PBA, Media

08/07/96
RED SOX ANNOUNCE TWO-YEAR RENEWAL WITH BROADCAST PARTNER

The Red Sox have agreed to terms on a two-year renewal deal with the BUCI Television Group and flagship station WABU-TV for broadcast rights to games during the ''97 and ''98 seasons. WABU holds an op

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Media

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