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Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson is tasked with making another key hire in the wake of the school's announcement that men's basketball coach Rick Barnes "will not return after 17 seasons." Barnes, who made $2.55M this past season, "has a buyout" of $1.75M that "would have d...
The Fox network, which is looking to put its new 24- hour news channel on Time Warner cable systems, is "threatening" to remove its Tampa affiliate from the Time Warner cable system in Tampa and in si
CBS Sports and TNT have created a basic cable package for the ''98 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. The agreement provides for more than 50 hours of programming on TNT beginning Saturday, Februa
The plans for Comcast to use their ownership of the Sixers, Flyers and CoreStates Center to launch its own sports channel is profiled by Edward Moran in this morning''s PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. A 24-h
Cable TV rates for "millions of consumers will jump about 7% in January. TCI, Time Warner and US West''s Continental Cablevision have said that they will increase some rates in January (USA TODAY, 12/
The NFL has teamed with six networks to produce a half- dozen NFL specials that will "inundate the airwaves" during Super Bowl XXXI Weekend January 24-26, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSIDE MED
A two-day conference on the online world, sponsored by Jupiter Communications, begins today in NYC, according to Stuart Elliot of the N.Y. TIMES. One area of discussion will be the value of Internet a
NBC is "seriously considering" a bid for USA Network, according to Chuck Ross in AD AGE. An NBC move for the cable network, said to be valued at $3B, could set up a bidding war with CBS after Westingh
Sports Illustrated is "moving forward with plans to add its own entry to the growing women''s sports category," according to Jeff Gremillion of MEDIAWEEK. SI''s plans for "two or three special test is
Cable sports news channels are examined by Peter Newcomb of FORBES, who profiles the launches of ESPNEWS and CNN/SI, and the current status of NewSport. Although their are questions on the need for tw
ABC''s coverage of "The Skins Game" on Sunday drew a preliminary overnight Nielsen rating of 6.1/12. It gave the event a two-day overnight average of 7.2. That would be a 71% increase over last year''