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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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03/22/95
MORE TV STATIONS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER REPLACEMENT BASEBALL

"There has been a lot of speculation about whether the owners or the players will blink first in the 7-month-old baseball strike, but a critical third party is about to make its presence felt -- telev

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, NBC, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Media, YankeeNets

03/22/95
USA TODAY TO LAUNCH ITS OWN ON-LINE SERVICE

USA TODAY will debut its online service April 17. As it develops in the coming months, the online service will have many of the same qualities the newspaper has, according to USA TODAY Publisher & Pre

Tags: Media

03/21/95
JORDAN'S RETURN BOOSTS RATINGS FOR NBC

NBC''s coverage of Sunday''s Bulls-Pacers game drew a 13.4 rating and a 34 share, making it the highest rated regular-season NBC game since a Knicks-Celtics game in ''73. And, when national ratings co

Tags: ABC, Boston Celtics, Cablevision, CBS, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBC, NCAA, New York Knicks, Media, TBS/TNT, Viacom, Walt Disney

03/21/95
ESPN, STARWAVE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS FOR ONLINE SERVICE

The new online venture between Paul Allen''s Starwave service and ESPN (see THE DAILY, 3/10), which unveils a new sports service next month, is looking for sponsors. According to Charles Waltner of AD

Tags: ATT, ESPN, Microsoft, NBA, Media, Ticketmaster, Walt Disney

03/21/95
GOLF CHANNEL INKS DEAL WITH GM AND OTHER SPONSORS

The Golf Channel has signed a multi-year charter sponsorship agreement with General Motors. The deal, announced by Golf Channel CEO and President Joseph Gibbs, will include all facets of the company''

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Callaway Golf, General Motors, Media

03/21/95
ANOTHER LOOK AT HOW FOX IS SELLING THE NHL

For the first broadcasts of NHL games, Fox is offering a more regionalized broadcast schedule, high production values, "hot graphics" and a "power play of national and local promotion," according to E

Tags: News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media

03/20/95
ESPN "SHOCKED" WITH SIMMS' DECISION TO GO TO NBC

Phil Simms'' announcement yesterday that he will become an analyst for NBC Sports "jolted" ESPN, according to today''s N.Y. TIMES. ESPN spokesperson Chris LaPlaca: "We''re shocked and disappointed in

Tags: Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Indiana Pacers, NBC, Seattle Storm, Media, Walt Disney

03/20/95
MEDIA NOTES

Viacom''s Blockbuster unit will use its database of 50 million video rental card holders to solidify prospects for a Blockbuster credit card. Visa is expected to co-issue the card with Blockbuster (WA

Tags: DirecTV, Miami Heat, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Visa

03/20/95
YANKEES HIT BY LAWSUIT BY WABC-AM; MSG ALSO OPTS OUT

WABC-AM filed a $10M lawsuit against the Yankees for the advertising dollars "they expect to lose because of the strike." The station charged that the use of replacement players is "the object of gene

Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, New York Yankees, Media, YankeeNets

03/17/95
MEDIA NOTES

SITV will feature figure skater Christopher Bowman, a two- time Olympian. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer E.M. Swift chronicles the rise and fall of Bowman who has been struggling to "overcome years

Tags: ABC, ESPN, NCAA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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