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Root Sports Southwest Brings On Former Penguins Exec David Peart

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 26 / 15

Root Sports Southwest named former Penguins Senior VP/Sales & Service David Peart GM, where he will oversee day-to-day management of the Houston-based RSN. He starts March 2 and will report to DirecTV Sports Networks President Patrick Crumb . The RSN holds the rights to the Astros and Rocket...

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10/02/96
MEDIA NOTES

ABC posted a season-high 19.7 rating with Monday Night''s Cowboys-Eagles game. The season average for ABC is now 17.7, up 4% from last year. TNT had a 8.4 for the Jets-Redskins game with a season aver

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, New York Jets, Nielsen, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

10/02/96
WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAND-ALONE WITH YOUR SI SWIMSUIT ISSUE?

SI will publish the first stand-alone edition of its swimsuit issue in eight years and "will return to TV after a one- year hiatus through a two-year deal" with TNT, according to Keith Kelly of AD AGE

Tags: Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT

10/02/96
FOX SPORTS AMERICAS HITS AIRWAVES IN NOVEMBER

Fox Sports Americas will make its U.S. and Latin America debut on November 1 with a "million-dollar multi-media marketing and advertising campaign." Formerly known as Prime Deportiva, Fox Sports Ameri

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

10/01/96
LET THE GAMES BEGIN: TOO MUCH MLB PLAYOFFS ON TV?

Television coverage of MLB''s postseason starts today with Fox, NBC and ESPN splitting coverage of the AL and NL games and Fox''s MLB Senior Coordinating Producer John Filippelli says there may be too

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

10/01/96
TCI/SPORTSCHANNEL FL LEAVE CAT FANS IN DARK?

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Tags: Media

10/01/96
MEDIA NOTES

Preliminary overnight ratings for the weekend: NFL on NBC received a 12.5 while Fox''s doubleheader earned a 12.1. NBC''s Ohio State-Notre Dame got a 7.3. Fox MLB coverage had a 4.3 (USA TODAY, 10/1).

Tags: ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

09/30/96
TEAM MEDIA NOTES: FLYERS OFFER PACKAGE TO LOCAL OPERATORS

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Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Comcast-Spectacor, Continental Airlines, Madison Square Garden, New Jersey Devils, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Flyers, Seattle Mariners, Media, YankeeNets

09/30/96
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Media, Ticketmaster, Walt Disney

09/30/96
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Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

09/30/96
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Tags: Media

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