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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY'S BLACKOUT MONITOR

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

10/13/95
UNABLE TO SECURE TYSON, HBO TO REPORTEDLY INK SWEETPEA

HBO "is close to signing multi-million-dollar deal" with WBO welterweight champion Pernell "Sweetpea" Whitaker, according to John Phillips in this morning''s VARIETY. Phillips reports that HBO head Se

Tags: HBO, Media, Time Warner

10/13/95
LEE CORSO NOT FUNNY? FOOTBALL AD CAMPAIGNS COME UNDER FIRE

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Tags: ESPN, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

10/13/95
WITH PAT RILEY IN TOWN, LOCAL ADVERTISERS WANT IN

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Tags: Miami Heat, Media

10/12/95
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: AHL, Boston Celtics, CBS, ESPN, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/12/95
TBN FORMULA ANGERS FANS, PRODUCES HIGH RATINGS FOR NETS

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Tags: ABC, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NBC, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Seattle Mariners, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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FOX, CBS NOW ELIGIBLE TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH MLB

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, News Corp./Fox, Nielsen, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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O.J. SIMPSON'S NBC INTERVIEW NOT PART OF "QUID PRO QUO"

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Tags: NBC, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: ABC, Cablevision, ESPN, NBC, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Toyota, Walt Disney, Wieden Kennedy

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Tags: ABC, BBDO, Boston Red Sox, CBS, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, NFL, Seattle Mariners, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

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