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In Expected Move, Judge Rules Against N.J.'s Sports Gambling Bid

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U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp on Friday night ruled that the state of New Jersey "cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state’s struggling horse racing and casino industries." The decision "was the expected outcome, since the judg...

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09/25/96
INTERZINE PRODUCTIONS ACQUIRES THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY

Digital Sports Network LLC, publisher of THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY, has been acquired by InterZine Productions, Inc. REAX: Jeffrey Pollack, founder of Digital Sports Network and THE DAILY: "This sale

Tags: Prudential Securities, Media

09/24/96
NIELSEN HAS THEIR NUMBER: MLB SIGNS TV RESEARCH DEAL

MLB has signed a five-year deal with Nielsen Media Research to include access to a full range of national and local market TV audience information. Nielsen''s Sports Marketing Service will provide MLB

Tags: MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, Nielsen, PGA Tour, Media

09/24/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: FLYERS TO PRISM FOR ONE MORE YEAR?

In Philadelphia, Mike Bruton reports the Flyers and Prism sports channel are expected to sign a one-year deal in the "next few days" giving Prism the right to televise 39 home games plus any Flyers po

Tags: ABC, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Walt Disney

09/24/96
WEEKEND TV RATINGS: PENNANT FEVER SHOWS SMALL JUMP FOR FOX

Preliminary overnight ratings for Saturday''s MLB coverage on Fox was a 3.4/9. ABC''s coverage of Notre Dame-Texas earned a 6.3/18. For full market-by-market ratings from Saturday''s Fox MLB telecasts

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Falcons, CBS, MLB, NBC, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/24/96
MEDIA NOTES

The WALL STREET JOURNAL profiles Warner Bros. marketing of "Space Jam" starring Michael Jordan. An executive close to the project said Jordan will "get at least 10% of the merchandise''s wholesale rev

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

09/20/96
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

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Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

09/20/96
NBA NEWS & NOTES: WILL STERN "REFUSE TO LOSE" WGN CASE?

The case between superstation WGN and the NBA is examined by Peter Vecsey of the N.Y. POST. The suit, over how many Bulls games WGN is allowed to show on its superstation, has cost the NBA teams and o

Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, Media

09/20/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: FLYERS SET TO GO OUT ON OWN?

Even though the Flyers will make three preseason games available on basic cable, the team "does not rule out" having the club''s regular-season games on PRISM this season, according to Bill Fleischman

Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Flyers, San Diego Padres, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Viacom

09/20/96
MEDIA NOTES

In a "slap" to Rupert Murdoch''s cable news "ambitions," Time Warner will carry the all-news network MSNBC on half of its systems as part of its deal with antitrust regulators. Time Warner is the nati

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Cablevision, Chicago White Sox, Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Liberty, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers, Media, YankeeNets

09/20/96
FOX BASEBALL RATINGS: LOW EXPECTATIONS, LOW RESULTS

No one "expected great ratings" for Fox''s Saturday MLB games, so "no one has been disappointed by the results," according to Bob Wolfley of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. Fox''s weekly package of re

Tags: ABC, Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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