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01/23/96
WELCOME TO THE MACHINE II: FOXTRAX NOT A HIT WITH VIEWERS?

An on-line survey of 10,613 fans on ESPNet''s SportsZone found that a majority disliked the new FoxTrax glowing puck that premiered during Saturday''s All-Star telecast. 67.3% who responded said they

Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

01/23/96
AT&T TO INVEST HEAVILY IN DIRECTV, WILL MARKET SYSTEMS

AT&T announced they will invest $137.5M in "fast-growing" DirecTV, "giving a powerful endorsement to the venture," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. DirecTV is owned by GM''s Hughes Electronics Co

Tags: ATT, DirecTV, Media

01/23/96
TEN-YEAR ITCH? HISTORY SHOWS 'BOYS-STEELERS DRAW VIEWERS

Super Bowl XXX "could draw the biggest share of the nation''s attention" since Super Bowl XX, according to Mike Kiley in Chicago. That game, Bears-Patriots, drew a 70 share. Super Bowls with the Cowbo

Tags: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Microsoft, NBC, New England Patriots, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT

01/22/96
MEDIA NOTES

Despite saying he wouldn''t return because of a pay cut, Sean McDonough has reached agreement to broadcast Red Sox games next season on WABU-TV. McDonough earned approximately $300,000 last season fro

Tags: Boston Red Sox, CBS, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, Oakland Athletics, Media, Viacom

01/22/96
WELCOME TO THE MACHINE: REVIEWS OF THE FOX TRACK MIXED

Media reviews of the Fox''s glowing puck in Saturday night''s All-Star Game drew mixed reviews. Many in the U.S. gave a thumbs up, while Canadians were more critical. WHAT THEY''RE SAYING: In Atlanta,

Tags: ABC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

01/22/96
WILL THE FIGHT FOR EUROPEAN OLYMPIC TV RIGHTS GO TO COURT?

The battle for the exclusive European broadcast rights to the 2000-2008 Olympics "could lead to litigation under European law." Reports have the European Broadcasting Union, which represents public br

Tags: IOC, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

01/22/96
PARTY IN BOSTON: NHL ALL-STAR GAME DRAWS 4.6 OVERNIGHT

The 46th NHL All-Star Game drew a preliminary overnight rating of 4.6 and an 8 share. The last NHL All-Star Game (played in the afternoon on NBC) drew a 3.5 overnight. Fox''s boost comes with "two big

Tags: ABC, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

01/19/96
MEDIA NOTES

Fox''s aggressive foray into sports TV is profiled in a lengthy feature by Sam Donnellon in today''s PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Fox Sports President David Hill, asked if Fox would ever try to alter a sp

Tags: Boston Red Sox, CBS, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Oakland Athletics, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom

01/19/96
FOX TRAX: THE BEST THING FOR HOCKEY SINCE THE CURVED STICK?

In a demonstration yesterday at Boston''s FleetCenter, site of the 46th NHL All-Star Game, Fox Sports unveiled "FoxTrax," a new system that will allow the puck to "appear graphically enhanced" on NHL

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media

01/19/96
FOREMAN-MOORER FIGHT OFF, AGAIN. THIS TIME FOR GOOD?

Time Warner Sports President Seth Abraham confirmed a report that the George Foreman-Michael Moorer fight for February 29 at Madison Square Garden if off, according to Greg Logan of NEWSDAY. The dispu

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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