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Friday Boxing announcer  Michael Buffer  will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell to celebrate Saturday’s Gennady Golovkin - Daniel Geale championship bout at MSG. Late WGN Cubs and White Sox TV and radio announcer Jack Brickhouse will be honored during the afternoon Cardin...

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12/15/95
NBC AND MICROSOFT ANNOUNCE $440M ALL-NEWS VENTURE

NBC and Microsoft Corp. announced their partnership yesterday to launch a 24-hour news and information cable channel and "a companion interactive online service," according to NEWSDAY. The channel wil

Tags: Microsoft, NBC, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

12/15/95
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

Today: The NFL Week 16: GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Green Bay at New Orleans (Sat.) 3:00 Fox Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 Fox Cincinnati at Cleveland 1:00 NBC Jacksonville at Detroit 1:00 NBC New York Jets at

Tags: NBC, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media

12/15/95
HAPPY HOLIDAYS? MULVOY AND MICHAELS NOT IN JOLLY SPIRIT

A "nasty feud" between ABC''s Al Michaels and Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Mark Mulvoy "exploded publicly this week," fueled by Michaels'' criticism of SI''s recent cover story on "Hot/Not" in M

Tags: ABC, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

12/15/95
MEDIA NOTES

Wednesday''s Bulls-Magic game on TBS received a 3.9 rating, No. 6 all-time in Turner''s 12 years of covering the NBA, with the "second highest audience." Total ratings are up 44%. (USA TODAY, 12/15)..

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Cowboys, Madison Square Garden, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/14/95
MICROSOFT AND NBC TO ANNOUNCE DEAL THIS MORNING

NBC and Microsoft are expected to announce this morning they will combine to invest up to $100M over the next several years in a new 24-hour news channel, according to the L.A. TIMES. Sources say the

Tags: Microsoft, NBC, Media

12/14/95
FOX CLAIMS NO WORRIES ABOUT ANOTHER ROUND WITH TYSON

Fox Sports President David Hill on the Tyson-Mathis fight set for Saturday night: "The Fox network isn''t at all worried about Don King. We had no fear or trepidation about doing this, otherwise we wo

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

12/14/95
MEDIA NOTES

Philadelphia''s Fox affil agreed to guarantee purchase of all unsold tickets for Sunday''s Eagles-Cardinals game. Roughly 4,000 tickets remain. Sources say the station wants to assure a "perfect lead-

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, HBO, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Philadelphia Eagles, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/14/95
CBS TO HEAR MORE PROTEST OVER BEN WRIGHT

The National Organization for Women and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance will hold a protest in New York today against CBS golf commentator Ben Wright over remarks he allegedly made last May about lesbianis

Tags: CBS, LPGA, McDonalds, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

12/14/95
THE DAY AFTER: NBC GETS HIGH MARKS FOR OLYMPIC DEAL

One day after NBC announced it had purchased broadcast rights to the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Olympic Games, media writers around the country were still commenting on the deal -- one of the largest deals

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, IOC, MLB, NBC, Media, Time Warner, USOC, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/13/95
OLYMPIC MEGADEAL II: THE SPIN DOCTORS ARE IN

Reaction to the deal was mixed, as most praised the IOC while holding out judgement on the purchase by NBC. Some "skeptics question whether NBC could make money on such a high rights fees, given the u

Tags: IOC, NBC, Media, Time Warner

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