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Knicks, Rangers To Report Strong Season-Ticket Renewal Rates

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

The NHL Rangers during today's MSG earnings call will announce a season-ticket renewal rate of 93%, while the Knicks will announce a 91% rate. The Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson "appears to have created a sense of optimism among their fan base." The renewal rate for the Rangers, coming off a Stanl...

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05/18/95
MEDIA NOTES

In this morning''s WALL STREET JOURNAL, Fara Warner reports that the "upfront" ad market for the networks'' ''95-96 prime-time schedule is expected to hit $5B, despite a smaller audience. Share rating

Tags: ESPN, MLB, Media, UPN, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/18/95
RADIO STATIONS BATTLE NFL EXPANSION TEAMS OVER NAMES

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Media

05/18/95
WAS WRIGHT WRONGED? NOTHING NEW, BUT THE MEDIA CAN'T RESIST

In the current issue of SI, "Scorecard" offers its take on the comments attributed to CBS golf analyst Ben Wright concerning lesbianism hurting the LPGA Tour. "Scorecard": "Once again, five years afte

Tags: CBS, LPGA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Viacom

05/18/95
BAY AREA TV STATION LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE A'S TELECASTS

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Media, Sprint

05/18/95
TIME WARNER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CABLE-SPEED ONLINE SERVICE

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Tags: Media, Time Warner

05/18/95
MONTANA GETS NBC TO AGREE ON PART-TIME ANALYST GIG

Joe Montana''s deal to join NBC''s NFL team was made official yesterday. Montana will be paid $400,000 to be a studio analyst for six regular-season weekends and four in the post-season. Posed with th

Tags: NBC, NFL, Media

05/17/95
WAS WRIGHT WRONGED? "HE SAID, SHE SAID" DEBATE CONTINUES

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Tags: ABC, CBS, LPGA, McDonalds, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/17/95
MOON-LIGHTING: VIKINGS' QB TO PLAY ON BOTH SIDES OF MIKE

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, NBA, NFL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

05/17/95
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: CBS, ESPN, NBC, Nielsen, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

05/17/95
MORE MULTIMEDIA MERGER-MAKING: MICROSOFT & NBC JOIN FORCES

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Tags: ATT, IBM, Microsoft, NBC, Sears, Media, Time Warner

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