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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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05/08/96
ESPN STUDY SHOWS CHANNEL TO BE THE CABLE AD LEADER

ESPN''s local ad revenues for ''95 averaged $5.61 per subscriber -- up 14% from $4.93 in ''94. The industry as a whole grew at 10.2%. According to a study by Bortz & Co., commissioned by ESPN, average

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

05/08/96
CORPORATE REPORT: REAX TO FTC CONCERN OF LATEST MEGADEAL

The FTC refused to respond to a report in yesterday''s WASHINGTON POST that the agency''s staff has recommended blocking or modifying the proposed merger of Time Warner with Turner Broadcasting (AD AG

Tags: ABC, Comcast-Spectacor, HBO, IBM, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sears, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/08/96
LEAGUE MEDIA NEWS: STUDIO STYLE REVENUE SHARING IN UK?

BSkyB, the News Corp.-owned satellite TV group, has proposed a joint venture with English soccer''s Premier League by which the league will be offered a percentage of every subscription sold to Sky Sp

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Hawks, BSkyB, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Chicago Bulls, English Premier League, Indiana Pacers, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, Montreal Canadiens, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Maple Leafs, Utah Jazz

05/08/96
MEDIA NOTES

The L.A. Galaxy posted "record viewing audiences" for a single MLS game with its 3.0 rating on Univision affiliate KMEX- TV. The Sunday game was second only to NBA coverage on NBC. The team''s four ga

Tags: AEG, Cablevision, CBS, Clear Channel/SFX Sports, Comcast-Spectacor, Los Angeles Galaxy, LPGA, McDonalds, MLS, NBA, NBC, New York Liberty, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

05/07/96
CORPORATE REPORT: TURNER-TIME WARNER IN TROUBLE?

Federal antitrust officials "have reached ''a general consensus'' to try to block or substantially modify" Time Warner''s proposed buyout of Turner Broadcasting, according to this morning''s WASHINGTO

Tags: BSkyB, Cablevision, English Premier League, Microsoft, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

05/07/96
WEEKEND NIELSEN RATINGS: HORSES, BULLS RULE TV BARNYARD

Overnight ratings from Nielsen Sports Marketing for last weekend''s top events. Saturday''s NBA game on NBC was the Sonics- Rockets. Game 1 of Sunday''s triple-header on NBC was Hawks- Pacers; Game 2

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Red Wings, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media, St. Louis Blues, Time Warner, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

05/07/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: BIG BREW-HA-HA IN PITTSBURGH

Prime Sports KBL, Pittsburgh''s sports cable channel, said yesterday it would cancel its Penguins advertising contract with Pittsburgh Brewing Co. if a $500,000 payment is not received by Friday, acco

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Detroit Pistons, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Pittsburgh Penguins, Media

05/07/96
MEDIA NOTES

NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay calls the 9:30pm EDT tip-off on TNT for the Knicks-Bulls tonight "ridiculously late for a weeknight, and lousy scheduling for a league that boasts of its reputation for attracti

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, MLB, NBA, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, San Antonio Spurs, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/06/96
NETWORK NEWS: HOW FOX PLANS TO SAVE BASEBALL

Fox Sports'' plans for its MLB coverage are examined in a piece in Sunday''s N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE. Tom Friend writes, "Fox executives are arrogant to the core, and believe they could market even a game

Tags: ABC, MLB, NBA, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, Nike, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

05/06/96
MEDIA NOTES

Canada''s TSN and its French-language affiliate RDS lost the satellite feed from the Canada-Russia semifinal game in the hockey World Championships just as Canada''s Paul Kariya was preparing to take

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, ESPN, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, NBC, New York Knicks, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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