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A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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03/04/96
MEDIA NOTES

CBS reportedly asked Masters officials if analyst Gary McCord could return this spring after being "barred" last year. Masters officials denied the request (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/3)....NBC Sports is looking

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, R J Reynolds, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/04/96
ANOTHER CBS ANALYST IN THE NEWS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL REMARK

CBS Sports said they will not take any disciplinary action against college basketball analyst Billy Packer after he described Georgetown guard Allen Iverson as a "tough monkey" during their nationally

Tags: CBS, Media, Viacom

03/01/96
RADIO WAVES: RAIDERS TO CHANGE STATIONS; TUCSON'S ALL-SPORT

The Vikings'' change in radio partners from KFAN to WCCO is examined by Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. KFAN GM Dan Seeman said the team has not given him a reason for the switch. Seema

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Media

03/01/96
CBS SEES ULTERIOR MOTIVE BEHIND NBC EXPOSE ON BEN

"Dateline NBC" is doing background for a story on the Ben Wright controversy, and "some folks inside CBS are seeing a none- too hidden agenda," according to J. Max Robins of VARIETY. One CBS insider s

Tags: CBS, NBC, Media, Viacom

03/01/96
THE REVOLUTION WILL BEGIN WITHOUT RADIO COVERAGE

The MLS New England Revolution will not be on radio regularly in their first season because WBPS-AM, the area''s Prime Sports Radio outlet, has changed format, according to Jim Greenidge of the BOSTON

Tags: MLS, New England Revolution, Media

03/01/96
MEDIA NOTES

NewSport will begin adding "on-screen local scores" in addition to national ones. NewSport Senior VP Michael Lardner said the first tests might be New York and Milwaukee (USA TODAY, 3/1)....Michael An

Tags: ABC, New Orleans Pelicans, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/01/96
BANG THE DRUM LOUDLY: FOX MAKES BASEBALL NOISE

Fox''s strategy to cover MLB in its inaugural season is profiled in depth by USA TODAY''s Bruce Horowitz. No one believes Fox will make any money on MLB in ''96, and "most analysts suggest Fox will lo

Tags: Anheuser Busch, DirecTV, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Media, Toyota

03/01/96
GREAT ONE'S EXIT FROM L.A. COULD HURT KINGS TV RIGHTS

The Kings'' trade of Wayne Gretzky could cost them more than $1M a year in TV rights, according to Larry Stewart in today''s L.A. TIMES. In ''88, before trading for Gretzky, former Kings Owner Bruce M

Tags: Media, St. Louis Blues

02/29/96
THROWING A WIDE NET: SPORTSNET TO LAUNCH ON WEB THIS SPRING

SportsNet, Inc. of Dallas will launch its sports news and entertainment home page on the World Wide Web this spring at http://game-time.com. The customized system will offer sports enthusiasts worldwi

Tags: Media, Sun Microsystems

02/29/96
HBO'S REAL SPORTS LOOKS AT THE DREAM IN FIFTH EDITION

HBO''s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" returns on March 11 with three new segments. Featured: "A Remarkable Journey," Frank Deford''s piece on Hakeem Olajuwon; "Pioneers," on the ''66 Texas Western b

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

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