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NFL Schedule Reveal: CBS Primetime Package Highlighted By Divisional Rivalries

04 / 24 / 14

The NFL revealed the '14 regular-season schedule last night, and for CBS' inaugural "Thursday Night Football" slate, the league on paper delivered a "much stronger package than they gave the NFL Network in previous years," according to Richard Deitsch of SI.com. The schedule "features 14 divisional...

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09/12/95
THE TV SPORTS WEEKEND THAT WAS

CHASING DEION: Fox''s Pam Oliver is getting credit from media writers for being the only reporter to push Deion Sanders on the extent of his ankle injury, thus providing the only hard news on Sanders'

Tags: CBS, IBM, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nike, PepsiCo, Media, USTA, Viacom

09/12/95
MEDIA NOTES

Still no deal in the negotiations over the proposed Turner Broadcasting-Time Warner merger. The N.Y. POST reports a "stand- off" with TCI Chair John Malone that could kill the deal (Greg Clarkin, N.Y.

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

09/11/95
TRYING TO BREAK THE TIME WARNER-TURNER LOGJAM

Time Warner Chair Gerald Levin flew to Denver over the weekend to meet with TCI Chair Jonh Malone in an attempt to break the "logjam" in the merger talks between Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting, o

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09/11/95
CBS EXPECTED TO RENEW U.S. OPEN DEAL

This week, CBS is expected to renew its U.S. Open tennis contract at a figure less than the $35M a year sought by the USTA (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 9/11). One CBS exec calls the USTA''s asking price

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09/08/95
ESPN GETS WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM FOR HANDLING OF RIPKEN GAME

ESPN''s telecast of Cal Ripken''s record-breaking 2131st consecutive game played drew a "whopping" 7.5 cable rating, the highest mark for an ESPN baseball game. ESPN''s Mike Soltys: "Our initial expec

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBC, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

09/08/95
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

The following NFL games failed to sellout for this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets. NOTE: The Lions-Vikings game was to have been blacked out in the Twin Cities, but TCF Bank and

Tags: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Wheaties

09/08/95
MEDIA NOTES

America Online announced that it has exceeded 3.5 million subscribers, making it the largest online service. CompuServe currently claims about 3.4 million subscribers, and Prodigy more than 2 million.

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, Cleveland Indians, Comcast-Spectacor, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, Madison Square Garden, Microsoft, NFL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, US West/Qwest, Viacom, Washington Capitals

09/07/95
SONY HALTS SALES OF DIRECT SATELLITE DISHES

Sony Corp. has "halted sales" of its 18-inch digital satellite dish systems "following a rash of consumer complaints," according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. A spokesperson for the company confirmed th

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09/07/95
MEDIA NOTES

CNBC''s Lisa Castleman reported that commercials during the broadcast of Ripken''s record game were selling for "10 times their usual amount." Bill Koenigsburg of Horizon Media: "Very similar to Halle

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBC, New York Yankees, Nielsen, Seattle Mariners, Media, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/07/95
TURNER PUSHES BACK TODAY'S BOARD MEETING

Turner Broadcasting postponed a "tentatively scheduled" board meeting in New York today to discuss the proposed merger with Time Warner, according to this morning''s ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The decision

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