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Media reporter  Joe Flint : "Very excited to be re-joining the WSJ on the media beat and very grateful to the LA Times for five great years." Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot : "For Johny Manziel's final team period today, the Beastie Boys' 'Fight for your right to party' blared...

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06/12/95
MEDIA NOTES

On Friday, officials from ITT termed as "fiction" a N.Y. POST report that ITT and Barry Diller had made an unsuccessful run at CBS. The same day, ITT announced that it had sold the remaining assets in

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, NBA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Utah Jazz, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/12/95
ESPN AMONG A GROUP LOOKING TO SALVAGE CANADA'S TSN

The management of Canada''s The Sports Network (TSN) "has lined up partners" in Montreal, Vancouver and the U.S. in a bid to keep control of the all-sports cable network when Labatt''s ownership ends,

Tags: ESPN, Labatt Brewing, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

06/09/95
RAYCOM, LIBERTY CLOSE TO COMPLETING MERGER

Raycom is expected to sell a controlling interest in the company to Liberty Sports within the next 60 days, "forming one of the nation''s biggest sports programmers," according to the issue of the Cha

Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, Media

06/09/95
PLAYOFF WATCH: WILL NBA FINALS BUCK TREND; CLIPPED WINGS

The NBA Finals'' Game One received a 14.7 rating and a 26 share, making it the third highest rated Game One in NBA Finals history, according to NBC Sports. The mark represents a 17% gain over last yea

Tags: Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Media, Walt Disney

06/09/95
MICROSOFT NETWORK THE NEXT TARGET FOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

The Justice Department''s antitrust division is looking into how the planned Microsoft Network, expected to be launched this August, might affect the on-line industry, according to a report in this mo

Tags: Microsoft, Media

06/09/95
MEDIA NOTES

The Golf Channel has acquired the rights to televise the LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic September 28-October 1. The tournament is a partnership between Raycom and DWA Golf (The Golf Channel)....Media

Tags: ABC, CBS, HBO, IMG, LPGA, NBC, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/09/95
NETWORK NEWS: REPORT SAYS DILLER, ITT MADE BID FOR CBS

Former QVC head Barry Diller and ITT chief Rand Araskog "came within a whisker" of completing a $5B deal for CBS, according to the N.Y. POST, but CBS Chair Laurence Tisch "wanted too much." Tisch, who

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, CBS, Madison Square Garden, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/08/95
MEDIA NOTES

This Sunday, NBC airs a one-hour special on the NBA Finals before the Magic-Rockets Game 3. Included: interviews with Hakeem and Shaq, a profile of the stars who have yet to win a championship (Ewing,

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Boston Red Sox, Houston Rockets, Jacksonville Jaguars, NBA, NBC, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Media, Walt Disney

06/08/95
NETWORK NEWS: CNN TO GET INTO BUSINESS OF BUSINESS TV

Ted Turner''s CNN, "in an ambitious move putting it into head-to-head competition" with CNBC, plans to launch a business news cable channel in January, according to reports in the WALL STREET JOURNAL

Tags: Cablevision, CBS, NHL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom

06/08/95
DOES THE NHL DARE INCUR THE WRATH OF GRAPES?

The NHL''s deal giving CBS/Fox exclusive marketing rights to NHL home videos "could take some of the Sock out of Don Cherry''s immensely popular Rock ''em Sock ''em video tapes," according to James Ch

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Media, Viacom

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