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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

84%  – Percentage of respondents to a poll on BUFFALONEWS.com who want Terry Pegula to be the Bills' next owner. Following Pegula, Donald Trump earned 6% of votes,  Jon Bon Jovi  and his Toronto group 3%, Tom Golisano 3%, and a "yet-to-be-discussed owner" 2%. At ...

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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

01/19/96
U.S. 500 GETS AIR TIME ON ESPN, GOES UP AGAINST INDY 500

ESPN will carry live coverage of the first running of the U.S. 500 at the Michigan International Speedway on May 26, the same day ABC covers the Indianapolis 500. ESPN will provide 3 1/2 hours of live

Tags: ABC, Champ Car World Series, ESPN, Int'l Speedway Corp., IndyCar, Media, Walt Disney

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