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Disney's Acquisition Of Fox' RSNs Through New Deal Will Likely Raise Regulatory Concerns

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 15 / 17

Thursday's announcement that Disney will purchase several properties of 21st Century Fox is "likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers under the microscope," according to James & Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. Disney, which own...

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11/22/99
HOW IT'S PLAYING: EXECS OFFER THEIR SPIN ON CBS/NCAA DEAL

The following is industry reax to CBS'' record-breaking 11-year TV deal worth $6B, giving the network exclusive rights to the NCAA men''s basketball tournament. Starting in 2003, the NCAA will receive

Tags: CBS, ESPN, MLB, NCAA, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/22/99
CBS SPORTS PLANS TO KEEP EARLY NCAA GAMES; SPORTSLINE BOOST

CBS Sports is "going out of its way to quash reports that it plans to sell some NCAA Men''s College Basketball Tournament games to a cable network," according to John Dempsey of DAILY VARIETY. CBS Spo

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11/22/99
WITH NO NCAA, ESPN MAY OPT TO CREATE ITS OWN PROGRAMMING

Losing out on both the NASCAR and NCAA tournament TV packages "leaves ESPN to focus on inventing its own sports shows," according to Jennifer Allen of BRIDGE NEWS. Allen: "Think pole climbers and log

Tags: ABC, ESPN, MLB, NASCAR, NCAA, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

11/19/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" led with Rangers C Ivan Rodriguez winning the AL MVP award, followed by the tragic accident at Texas A&M. The first NHL story

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Dallas Stars, DirecTV, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBC, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, San Antonio Spurs, San Jose Sharks, Sports Illustrated, Media, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

11/19/99
WILL CBS BE ABLE TO PUSH ADVERTISERS FOR INCREASED RATES?

A 30-second spot for the NCAA men''s basketball final last March cost about $600,000, "making it one of the highest-priced TV properties for advertisers," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWO

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11/19/99
WERE ETHICAL LINES CROSSED AT BRADLEY'S GARDEN PARTY?

The fund-raiser held for Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley at MSG last Sunday "did not pass the smell test," according to Phil Mushnick of the N.Y. POST. NBA Entertainment (NBAE) produced

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11/19/99
SPORTS ON THE WEB: ESPN.COM TO TOUT TOY STORY DURING RACE

During Sunday''s NASCAR Napa 500 race in Atlanta, ESPN.com will "offer three in-car camera shots shown only online -- with viewers allowed to choose which shots they want," according to USA TODAY''s M

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11/19/99
FINAL NATIONAL AND CABLE RATINGS FROM RECENT SPORTS EVENTS

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11/19/99
FORMER GOLFWEB EXEC STU SCHNEIDER BLASTS DEAL WITH PGA TOUR

Former GolfWeb Exec Editor Stu Schneider writes on the changes to the Web site following GolfWeb''s merger with the PGA Tour in this month''s BRILL''S CONTENT. Schneider, who is currently Dir of Golf

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11/19/99
THE MADNESS CONTINUES: CBS SECURES NCAA RIGHTS FOR $6B

CBS has retained the rights to the NCAA men''s basketball tournament and secured other collegiate championships with a "record-breaking" $6B rights deal that will run 11 years through 2013, according

Tags: ABC, CBS, DirecTV, ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Showtime, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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