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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

The HOUSTON CHRONICLE's John McClain writes of Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and Texans Owner Bob McNair , "They have different personalities and management styles, but both are passionate about football and the NFL. They're respected voices who serve on league committees and believe they should do ...

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05/14/96
MEDIA NOTES

Ratings for ESPN''s MLB coverage are up 20% from last season, 1.8 as compared to a 1.5 (ESPN)....IBM and Sears have found a buyer for Prodigy, their "troubled" online service. A group of Prodigy execs

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, HBO, IBM, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sears, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/14/96
PLAYOFF REPORT: FOX TOUTING GROWING NHL NUMBERS

Sunday''s split-national coverage of "NHL on Fox" delivered a 3.5 overnight rating and an 8 share. That is 94% higher than last year''s corresponding conference semifinal match-up (a 1.8/5 on May 28,

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

05/13/96
OTHER NETWORK NEWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM NBC'S WRIGHT REPORT

As reported last week, NBC''s "Dateline" examined the aftermath of comments made by then-CBS golf analyst Ben Wright about lesbianism on the LPGA Tour, one year after they were reported by Wilmington,

Tags: Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, ESPN, LPGA, MLB, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/13/96
FROM THE DEUCE TO THE TREY? ESPN3 COMING THIS FALL

ESPN is finalizing plans for its 24-hour sports news and information network -- to be called ESPN3 -- that could launch as early as October, according to industry sources cited by INSIDE MEDIA. Langdo

Tags: ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/13/96
TEAM MEDIA NEWS: SPURS GO JINGLE, JANGLE ... CLUNK

Paragon Cable officials in the San Antonio area are reporting that Spurs'' pay-per-view numbers are down from last year -- by almost as many as 2,000 homes. Paragon Cable spokesperson T.J. Connolly: "

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, Miami Marlins, Indiana Fever, MLB, NHL, San Antonio Spurs, Media

05/13/96
MEDIA NOTES

IBM and Sears completed a deal to sell Prodigy to a group of the online service''s managers backed by American and Mexican investors (Mult., 5/13)....The CHICAGO TRIBUNE''s Tim Jones examined the "boo

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, ESPN, HBO, IBM, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, NBC, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Sears, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

05/10/96
MEDIA NOTES

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled to announce today that ABC renewed its contract to broadcast the Indy 500 through ''99. The deal also covers the IRL and the Brickyard 400 (INDIANAPOLIS ST

Tags: ABC, Dallas Stars, ESPN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Southwest Sports Group, Media, USGA, Walt Disney

05/10/96
TCI, LIBERTY AND NEWS CORP. HAMMER OUT SPORTS NET DETAILS

Liberty Media, TCI and News Corp. completed their previously announced deal to form a worldwide alliance to own and operate sports programming on a global basis. In addition to the U.S. operation -- i

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/10/96
ANOTHER MEDIA-BAITING INCIDENT BY ONE OF MLB'S STARS

Giants OF Barry Bonds engaged a shoving match with USA Today baseball writer Rod Beaton in the team''s clubhouse before last night''s game in St. Louis. According to Mark Gonzales of the SAN JOSE MERC

Tags: Detroit Red Wings, MLB, Media

05/10/96
"DATELINE" REVISITS BEN WRIGHT-LPGA CONTROVERSY TONIGHT

Tonight, NBC''s "Dateline" examines the comments made by CBS golf analyst Ben Wright about lesbianism on the LPGA Tour -- which eventually led to Wright''s suspension from the network -- with a focus

Tags: CBS, LPGA, NBC, Media, Viacom

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