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02/22/96
MEDIA NOTES

CNN reported that Sears officially put its 50% stake in Prodigy up for sale. Sears Chair & CEO Arthur Martinez: "We are returning to our roots as a retail business" ("Moneyline," 2/21). One reason for

Tags: Cablevision, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sears, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/22/96
TSN EYES NBA DEAL TO BRING MORE AIR UP THERE

TSN is in "serious negotiations" with the NBA for a complete Canadian basketball package next season, according the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. David Langford writes while TSN "underestimated the basketball

Tags: ESPN, NBA, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

02/22/96
FOX SHOOTS BASEBALL'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST FOR "SAFE AT HOME"

Fox has begun shooting promos featuring players from 20 of the 28 MLB teams. The "player personality promos" and "Safe at Home" segments will run each night during prime-time programming. Fox Sports E

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Indiana Fever, MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Media

02/21/96
FALLOUT FROM CNN/SI: NFLP'S LEVINSON TO HEAD PROJECT?

CNN Sports Exec Producer Jim Walton said CNN/SI, the new 24- hour sports news channel, will "absolutely not" try to take from ESPN''s talent. Walton: "Our infrastructure is in place. We''re not in the

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

02/21/96
WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK

For MLB teams, it''s time to transition from Hot Stove to the Hopes of April. But if you want the latest info online, MLB''s "Major League Baseball @BAT" may not be the best place to check. The league

Tags: All Sport, Anheuser Busch, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, PepsiCo, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, Media, Time Warner, Toronto Blue Jays, YankeeNets

02/21/96
MEDIA NOTES

In releasing their schedule of 125 Braves games this season, TBS is "expecting a rise in advertising revenue of 25% locally and at least 10% nationally" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/21)....Former NBC prod

Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

02/21/96
DAYTONA 500 BY MARKET: TESTING NASCAR'S NATIONAL APPEAL

CBS''s telecast of the Daytona 500 Sunday drew a 6.5 rating and a 16 share in preliminary overnight ratings, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing. The following is a market-by-market analysis (Nielse

Tags: CBS, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

02/21/96
WAS TED TURNER CONSIDERING ENDING HIS GOODWILL?

Ted Turner at one point considered cancelling the Goodwill Games scheduled for New York in Summer ''98, according to Neal Travis of the N.Y. POST. Sources report Turner "has been operating with a part

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

02/21/96
THE ULTIMATE BAN: CABLEVISION OF LONG ISLAND ACES FIGHTING

Cablevision Systems Corp. of Long Island decided not to offer Ultimate Fighting Championships this past Friday. The only other U.S. cable operator that reportedly does not offer the bouts is InterMedi

Tags: Cablevision, Media

02/20/96
TURNER BROADCASTING AND SI TO LAUNCH CNN/SI IN DECEMBER

Turner Broadcasting''s Board of Directors Friday approved a partnership with Time Inc.''s Sports Illustrated to form CNN/SI, a 24-hour sports news channel launching in December. Jim Walton, Exec Produ

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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