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ABC drew a 4.3 overnight rating for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon, which saw Juan Pablo Montoya capture his second win at the Brickyard. That figure is up from a 4.0 overnight for last year's dramatic finish, which saw Ryan Hunter-Reay hold off Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti&nb...
TVKO announced over 400,000 buys and over $14M in pay- per-view revenues for Saturday''s Oscar De La Hoya-Miguel Angel Gonzalez fight. The fight carried a suggested retail price of $34.97 had 340,000
WBIS+ in New York earned a 3.3 preliminary overnight rating for the Knicks-Bulls game last night, the station''s first telecast (Nielsen Sports Marketing)....Preliminary overnight ratings for the Sund
Fort Lauderdale, FL.-based SportsLine USA "is on the verge of announcing a major alliance with CBS" that would rename the site CBS SportsLine, according to Burgi & Lefton of MEDIAWEEK. Sources "close
At meetings last week, MLB approved Time Warner''s plan to convert WTBS from a superstation to a basic cable channel, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. WTBS, which will not be able to c
WBIS+, the New York TV station on sports and business, will start its first "typical weekday" tomorrow, culminating with the Knicks-Bulls game at 8:00pm ET, according to Richard Sandomir in the N.Y. T
The NBA''s legal dispute against Motorola and AOL over real-time scoring is analyzed by James Leadbetter in the VILLAGE VOICE. Leadbetter concludes that "it''s hard to believe that the NBA will prevai
NHL ICE, the joint venture between IBM and the NHL, located at http://www.nhl.com, has a variety of specials for All-Star Weekend, including using real-time audio and still video clips. Producer/GM Ch
Fox will debut modifications to its FoxTrax puck enhancement system during its All-Star game telecast on Saturday night. Fox execs said the system has been improved to make the glow surrounding the pu
MTV will be in San Jose and feature "The MTV/NHL All- Star Face-Off ''97," a one-hour special airing Sunday at 6:00pm ET, which will include game highlights, player interviews, and a piece on the basi
MSG Network has agreed to purchase Yankees radio rights for about $45M over ten years, according to sources of NEWSDAY''s Steve Zipay. MSG already holds exclusive Yankees TV rights to 2000 and althoug