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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup

04 / 22 / 14

ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...

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06/20/95
OUTSIDE THE LINES -- IS TALK RADIO OUT OF BOUNDS?

ESPN''s Bob Ley hosted an "Outside the Lines" last night chronicling "Sports Talk Mania." Ley reported that there are 130 all-sports stations in the nation today up from only four just five years ago.

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06/19/95
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Rance Crain, Chair of Turnstile Publishing Co., publishers of GOLFWEEK, has announced that Orlando-based Turnstile has entered into a joint venture with MA-based DML Associates to develop and produce

Tags: Detroit Lions, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Seattle Mariners, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/19/95
OWNERSHIP OF CANADA'S TSN REPORTEDLY TO STAY IN THE FAMILY

The Sports Network, the principal media asset of Labatt Communications Inc. (LCI), will be sold today to a group that is led by TSN Founder & CEO Gordon Craig and other LCI executives, according to Ro

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Labatt Brewing, New York Liberty, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

06/19/95
OWNERSHIP OF CANADA'S TSN REPORTEDLY TO STAY IN THE FAMILY

The Sports Network, the principal media asset of Labatt Communications Inc. (LCI), will be sold today to a group that is led by TSN Founder & CEO Gordon Craig and other LCI executives, according to Ro

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Labatt Brewing, New York Liberty, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

06/19/95
WITH PLAYOFF STAGE TO ITSELF, NHL SHOWS A RATINGS JUMP

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, played in prime time on Saturday night, received a 4.0 rating and a 9 share in Nielsen overnights, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing Service. NOTE: Nashville, pot

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Nielsen, Media, YankeeNets

06/19/95
WITH PLAYOFF STAGE TO ITSELF, NHL SHOWS A RATINGS JUMP

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, played in prime time on Saturday night, received a 4.0 rating and a 9 share in Nielsen overnights, according to Nielsen Sports Marketing Service. NOTE: Nashville, pot

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Nielsen, Media, YankeeNets

06/19/95
MEDIA NOTES

Rance Crain, Chair of Turnstile Publishing Co., publishers of GOLFWEEK, has announced that Orlando-based Turnstile has entered into a joint venture with MA-based DML Associates to develop and produce

Tags: Detroit Lions, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Seattle Mariners, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/16/95
TCI/LIBERTY ENTER SWEEPSTAKES FOR CANADA'S SPORTS CHANNEL

A group led by management at Labatt Communications'' The Sports Network have been given until Monday to secure financing for their bid for Labatt''s broadcast assets, estimated at C$630M, according to

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Labatt Brewing, New York Liberty, Media, Walt Disney

06/16/95
NBC GOES FROM NBA FINALS BONANZA TO NATIONAL GOLF SPOTLIGHT

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06/16/95
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Tags: Carolina Panthers, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, St. Louis Blues, Walt Disney

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