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Who stands above all others in the sports business world? Submit your entry for the '15 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS by Friday, January 9 . We’re looking for the best in 15 categories, including: Sports Media Sports Television Digital Sports Media To see the full list of categorie...

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09/27/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: ROYALS LAND PRIME TIME DEAL

The Royals have awarded their TV rights for both over-the- air and cable to Prime Sports. The three-year deal, starting next season, has an option for a second three years. In the deal, 80 Royals game

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Cablevision, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Madison Square Garden, MLB, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/26/96
SPORTS NETWORK NEWS: WHO WILL BE THE LAST MAN STANDING?

Dow Jones and ITT "plan to announce next week a January launch date for their long-awaited business and sports TV network," according to Angela King of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. The new WBIS+ is expected t

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/26/96
CBS NETWORK NEWS: NETWORK HEARS THE WHISTLE BLOW 500 MILES

CBS Sports and International Speedway Corp. extended their current deal in which CBS will broadcast the Daytona 500 through 2001. As part of the deal, CBS Sports has acquired the rights to broadcast N

Tags: Anheuser Busch, CBS, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, PepsiCo, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

09/26/96
MEDIA NOTES

The Fox News channel signed deals with Continental Cablevision and Comcast for carriage on the third and fourth largest cable operators (INSIDE MEDIA, 9/26)....The $400,000 cost of a 30-second spot on

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Philadelphia Flyers, Sports Illustrated, Media

09/26/96
MLB NEWS & NOTES: LOCAL RATINGS SHOW BUMP: FOX GETS DODGERS

As pennant races conclude, MLB is "bringing more fans to TV sets ... than they did last season," according to Michael Freeman of MEDIAWEEK. Based on an analysis of local TV ratings to date of the 26 U

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/25/96
CABLE OPERATORS NOT CHICKEN ABOUT CARRYING TYSON

TCI, Inc. and Request TV have reportedly reached agreement to carry Showtime Sports and Events'' next four Mike Tyson PPV fights, according to CABLE WORLD. While neither Request nor TCI had officially

Tags: Cablevision, Showtime, Media

09/25/96
MEDIA NOTES

In New York, Richard Sandomir notes NASCAR''s popularity and the subsequent rise in TV rights fees. In "a new deal to keep the Daytona 500, CBS''s rights fee for the race is increasing from an estimat

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/25/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: BREWERS RATINGS UP AS TV DEAL ENDS

The Brewers'' two-year contract with WVTV comes to an end at the end of the season and the team "will decide in the next few months whether to continue" with the channel or make a change, according to

Tags: AHL, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Red Wings, ESPN, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Padres, Media, Walt Disney

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

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