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Yahoo Sports Will Operate Under Own Brand Name For Time Being After Verizon Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 16

Yahoo Sports will continue to operate under its own brand name following Verizon’s $4.83B purchase of the company's core businesses. The name will continue at least until the acquisition is slated to close early next year. Verizon intends to integrate Yahoo with its existing AOL assets to...

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10/22/97
DESPITE LOWER NUMBERS, WORLD SERIES HELPS NBC WIN WEEK

Final ratings released yesterday showed that Game One of the World Series received an 11.3/22, compared to last year''s 15.7/25 on Fox. Game Two earned a 15.0/24, topping last year''s 14.0/23. Last ni

Tags: MLB, NBA, NBC, Media

10/21/97
BARRY DILLER EXPANDS HIS TV EMPIRE WITH SEAGRAM'S DEAL

Barry Diller agreed yesterday to acquire Seagram Corp.''s Universal TV operations, which includes USA Network, for $4.1B in cash and stock, according to Geraldine Fabrikant of the N.Y. TIMES. Diller''

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, NBC, New York Liberty, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/21/97
EARLY NUMBERS SHOW SLIGHT DIP FOR WORLD SERIES RATINGS

Through the first two World Series games, overnight ratings are down 6% from last year, which was the third- lowest Series ever, according to Steve Zipay of NEWSDAY. NBC''s two-day average for Indians

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, MLB, NBC, New York Yankees, Media

10/21/97
MEDIA NOTES

WEB: FootAction USA is launching a Web site November 1 that contains sports content, a product catalog and chat. The site, www.footaction.com, is being developed by DDB Interactive, Dallas (MEDIAWEEK,

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10/21/97
TIGER, LIVE IN TOKYO: FOX INKS DEAL FOR PRIME-TIME TOURNEY

Fox Sports "has cut a deal to televise" The Tiger Woods Invitational, a Skins-format primetime event featuring Woods, according to Langdon Brockinton of MEDIAWEEK. Fox Sports Net (FSN), which will pro

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Nike, Media, Walt Disney

10/21/97
AS THE MILLENNIUM NEARS, ESPN LOOKS AT THE "SPORTSCENTURY"

ESPN will review the greatest sporting events, athletes, coaches and developments of the past 100 years as part of an 18-month series of programming entitled "SportsCentury," to debut next September.

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10/20/97
MEDIA NOTES

MLB: MLBP has licensed Total Sports and the AP to present a real-time Internet wirecast of the World Series at www.totalsports.net, http://wire.ap.org; and www. mlbworldseries.com (Total Sports)....In

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10/20/97
OHLMEYER LASHES OUT AGAIN AT NBC/MLB TV PARTNERSHIP

NBC West Coast Division President Don Ohlmeyer said Friday that "he was hopeful of a four-game sweep in the World Series," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Ohlmeyer: "The fast

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10/20/97
NBC'S PRELIMINARY OVERNIGHT FOR GAME TWO A 16.3/25

NBC said its preliminary overnight for Game Two of the World Series is a 16.3/25, up from last year''s 15.2/23, which took place on a Monday night on Fox. Saturday''s World Series Game One received a

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, NBC, New York Yankees, Media

10/17/97
WORLD SERIES RATINGS HISTORY: NUMBERS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS

The following lists World Series household rating trends over the past twenty years (Nielsen Sports). YR GMS TMS RAT/SHR YR GMS TMS RAT/SHR ''77 6 NYY-LAD 29.9/52 ''87 7 MIN-STL 23.9/41 ''78 6 NYY-LAD

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