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84% – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes, Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...
Three key CBC unions have set midnight next Thursday for the beginning of a general strike at the network. The unions rejected a membership vote on management''s "last, best offer" (Vancouver PROVINCE
The cover story of the current BROADCASTING & CABLE, "TV Sports: The $3.5 billion ticket," looks at the "whole new ballgame" of sports on TV. In ''95, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox pulled in $2.5B in sports p
Sunday''s Bulls-Knicks telecast on NBC attracted around 45 million viewers, making it the most watched conference semi-final game in NBA history. The third game of NBC''s triple header had a 12.8/28,
The LPGA recently debuted its Web site at http://www. lpga.com -- a site strong on graphics, pictures and positive messages about the Tour and its players. The site offers info on stats, schedule, pla
CBS golf analyst Gary McCord releases his first book, "Golf For Dummies," this week. The book, written with Golf Digest correspondent John Huggan, includes a foreward from Kevin Costner and an afterwa
ABC took out a full-page ad in this morning''s N.Y. TIMES to hype "Monday Night Football" and the network''s overall performance among 18-49. The ad is a picture of the "MNF" trio of Al Michaels, Dan
Ellis Acquisitions, Inc., a newly formed entity controlled by Stephen Burr of Boston, has agreed to acquire the stock of Ellis Communications, Inc., for $732M in cash. Ellis Communications owns and op
Liberty Media President & CEO Peter Barton meets with Wall Street analysts today to try to convince them that Liberty "has such underlying value that it will prosper regardless of [TCI Chair John] Mal
Indy car driver Emerson Fittipaldi was in court in Miami yesterday concerning TV rights for the Indianapolis 500 in his native Brazil. According to the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, Fittipaldi, who has hel
Young Broadcasting Inc. paid a "hefty" $368M for Disney''s KCAL-TV in L.A., a move that, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL, "propels the New York-based company into the big leagues of broadcasting.