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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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11/29/95
RAYCOM FOUNDER RICK RAY ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION

Rick Ray, CEO & President of Raycom, Inc., will resign his position after 16 years. Ray will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Ellis Communications, the parent company of Raycom. Burt Ell

Tags: Media

11/28/95
IS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL THE GRIDIRON OPENING FOR CBS?

Since executives at new CBS parent Westinghouse have said they want to return to covering the NFL, the "rumor is that the battleground will be on ''Monday Night Football,''" according to Steve Zipay o

Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/28/95
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN has announced that over 70,000,000 fans have participated in their "Football Phone-atic Sweepstakes" sponsored by Visa -- aimed at increasing awareness for ESPN''s Sunday Night NFL Telecasts (ESP

Tags: CBS, DirecTV, ESPN, HBO, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Visa, Walt Disney

11/28/95
GOLF CHANNEL LOOKS TO GROW BASE; PROGROUP INKS AD DEAL

Re-regulation has helped The Golf Channel remarket itself, "creating a new rate card with competitive basic and tier prices that have helped the channel get distribution deals for more than 350,000 ho

Tags: Media

11/27/95
MEDIA NOTES

Canadian versions of Sports Illustrated will increase despite a bill in the Canadian Senate that would place a heavy tax on the publication. Nick Wattson, Sales Manager for SI Canada, has reportedly t

Tags: BSkyB, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, MLS, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

11/27/95
FIESTA IN TEMPE: NFL AND NBC TO PRODUCE SUPER BOWL SPECIALS

The NFL and NBC will join to produce "a pair of special pre Super Bowl programs" this January, according to Terry Lefton of BRANDWEEK. One will feature a grassroots youth sports organization and the o

Tags: NBC, NFL, Media

11/27/95
NETWORK NEWS: CBS DEAL OK'D; DILLER MOVES IN; TURNER TALKS

The FCC approved Westinghouse Electric Corp.''s $5.4B purchase of CBS granting Westinghouse a "large number of permanent or temporary waivers of agency rules that limit broadcasters'' concentration."

Tags: ABC, CBS, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/22/95
DID DON GIVE FOX AN OFFER THEY CAN'T REFUSE?

Promoter Don King is close to finalizing a deal that would have Mike Tyson fight Buster Mathis Jr. on free TV on December 16 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The fight will reportedly be shown

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, News Corp./Fox, Showtime, Media, Walt Disney

11/22/95
NBC'S EBERSOL SAYS "NO" TO RIGHTS REFUND ON NFL COVERAGE

NFL moves into smaller markets have "prompted network concern," according to Jim Baker in today''s BOSTON HERALD. While the AFC, and thus NBC, have been "hit the hardest," NBC Sports President Dick Eb

Tags: ABC, NBC, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

11/22/95
MEDIA NOTES

Phil Mushnick writes some TV execs "are trying to influence a major cable operator in New Jersey to share in the creation of a real-deal New Jersey sports network" that would carry the Nets and Devils

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, ESPN, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, Media, USGA, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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