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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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11/01/95
CABLE TALKS HOLDING UP BASEBALL DEAL?

TV execs familiar with the baseball negotiations "all but conceded yesterday" that Fox, NBC, ESPN and Turner would be carrying MLB next season, according to Steve Zipay in today''s NEWSDAY. But one so

Tags: Atlanta Braves, ESPN, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/01/95
TVKO, BOWE AND HOLYFIELD CAMPS GET AN EARLY CHRISTMAS

Following yesterday''s announcement that Mike Tyson had broken his thumb and would have to cancel his November 4 fight with Buster Mathis Jr. on Fox, organizers of the Bowe-Holyfield pay-per-view figh

Tags: ESPN, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

11/01/95
MEDIA NOTES

Country star Garth Brooks will perform on Fox NFL Sunday''s Thanksgiving Special and sing his new song "The Fever" (Fox)....Prism and SportChannel Philadelphia will let fans go on- line during 76ers t

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Indiana Fever, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Philadelphia 76ers, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/01/95
FOX AND LIBERTY OUTLINE PLANS FOR NEW CABLE VENTURE

News Corp., Liberty Media and TCI announced yesterday the formation of a "worldwide alliance to own and operate sports programming services on a global basis." In the U.S., Liberty will contribute its

Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, MLB, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/31/95
FOX AND TCI READY TO ANNOUNCE CABLE COMPETITOR TO ESPN

Fox Broadcasting and Tele-Communications Inc. are expected to announce a new joint cable sports venture as early as this week, according to reports in this morning''s L.A. TIMES and N.Y. TIMES. In L.A

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, ESPN, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

10/31/95
MORE NETWORK NEWS

ABC: Cap Cities/ABC reported third quarter net income dropped 5% on costs related to the Disney merger and settlement of a lawsuit with Philip Morris. Excluding those costs, the broadcaster said net i

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/31/95
MEDIA NOTES

The NBA''s Web Site, which premieres with the tip-off of this season in tandem with Starwave and ESPNET SportsZone, is previewed in this week''s BROADCASTING & CABLE and in the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENT

Tags: ABC, ATT, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, HBO, MLB, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/31/95
THE PEACOCK IS BACK IN BASEBALL'S TV PICTURE

In a "surprise move," NBC has emerged as a "serious contender" to acquire a portion of the rights to MLB''s broadcast TV package, according to Langdon Brockinton of INSIDE MEDIA. NBC would share the b

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, MLB, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/30/95
MOGUL WATCH: COMCAST TO PURCHASE SCRIPPS CABLE DIVISION

Comcast Corp., the Philadelphia based telecom company, has announced the purchase of the cable TV operations of the E.W. Scripps Co. The deal would increase Comcast''s subscriber base by about 23%. If

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

10/30/95
RATINGS DOWN FOR TBN FINALE; CBS STILL IN GAME?

Overnight ratings for Game 6 of the World Series show a 19.8 rating/34 share, down from a 20.2 in ''93, a 22.5 in ''92 and a 24.0 in ''91 (Milton Kent, Baltimore SUN, 10/30). NEW DEALS: CBS has report

Tags: ABC, Boston Red Sox, CBS, MLB, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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