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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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11/15/95
MEDIA NOTES

CBS and NBC each drew a 4.4 overnight for taped skating shows on Saturday -- a combined audience that outpaced college football. ABC''s college football drew a 6.4 overnight, down 36% from ''94 and le

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

11/15/95
TCI REPORTS PROFITS RISE WHILE CABLE TAKES A LOSS

TCI Inc. said third quarter profit rose 44%, but the company''s cable division had a loss on "higher interest costs and noncash expenses, despite strong cash flow and revenues." For the three months,

Tags: Media

11/15/95
DEAL FROM ABC COULD PAVE WAY FOR BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Athletic directors from the Big 12 may recommend approval of a championship football game tomorrow if they receive a large enough offer from ABC, according to Wendell Barnhouse of the FT. WORTH STAR-T

Tags: ABC, Media, Walt Disney

11/15/95
JOHNNY MAC NOT THE PITS OF THE WORLD IN TENNIS BROADCASTING

The "Best and Worst of TV Tennis 1995" is featured in the current issue of TENNIS magazine. Among the highs and lows: BEST ANNOUNCER: Mary Carillo, "out there running her legs off to get insight," edg

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, ESPN, IMG, NBC, Media, USA Networks, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/15/95
TURN UP THE DIALS! ESPN RADIO SNAG NBA RIGHTS

ESPN Radio has acquired the exclusive national radio rights to the NBA. The deal includes regular and post-season games, as well as non-game programming. This will mark the first event programming pro

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Houston Rockets, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Walt Disney

11/14/95
INSIDE THE PAY-PER-VIEW NUMBERS OF BOXING

SET''s ''95 annual PPV industry overview showed the Tyson- McNeeley fight accounted for 26% of total ''95 PPV revenue and 48% of PPV boxing revenue. More figures: 65% of Tyson-McNeeley PPV viewers wer

Tags: Media

11/14/95
MEDIA NOTES

The ''96 Super Show in Atlanta will be the focus of a prime- time ESPN special to air in mid-March. Millsport is handling production and commercial sales (BRANDWEEK, 11/13). ....Fox''s 21.7 overnight

Tags: CBS, Dallas Cowboys, ESPN, HBO, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/14/95
THE FUTURE OF FX INCLUDES BOTH SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Fox has "no plans to remake" its fX cable channel in the aftermath of a new TCI/News Corp. cable sports venture, according to Jim McConville of BROADCASTING & CABLE. fX will televise two MLB games a w

Tags: MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media

11/14/95
EARLY RATINGS COMPARISON IN TORONTO PLACES HOCKEY UP

In Toronto last Tuesday, the Raptors and Maple Leafs went head-to-head during prime-time for the first time, according to William Houston of the GLOBE & MAIL. The Leafs were at home against the Mighty

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Chicago Bulls, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Media, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

11/13/95
MEDIA NOTES

CBC Grey Cup Host Brian Williams on the future of the CFL: "For Larry Smith to say expansion in the U.S. hasn''t been a failure is insulting" (TORONTO SUN, 11/13)....The Brewers have inked a deal with

Tags: ABC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

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