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Josh Murray , a former minor league baseball player and the brother of Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray , last night was selected as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” ( Mult., 7/28 ).

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12/01/94
FOX AND NBC SLUG IT OUT OVER PEACOCK'S FCC CHALLENGE

NBC filed petition with the FCC to declare the Fox TV network "foreign owned and in violation of federal rules." In turn, Fox vowed to fight what it called "improper" regulatory challenges. NBC''s com

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

12/01/94
MEDIA NOTES: CHANGES COMING IN BOSTON SPORTS SCENE?

As expected, Viacom announced its purchase of Boston independent station WSBK-TV from New World Communications for $100M. The station will serve as the Boston home to Viacom''s planned fifth network,

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Cablevision, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., DirecTV, ESPN, NBA, New York Liberty, NFL, NHL, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/30/94
DIRECTV SIGNS DEAL TO CARRY REGULAR-SEASON NBA GAMES

DirecTV Inc., a unit of GM Hughes Electronics, announced a deal yesterday to carry more than 400 regular-season NBA games on its direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service. DirecTV customers will be abl

Tags: DirecTV, NBA, NBC, NFL, Media, Time Warner

11/30/94
PARAMOUNT TO BUY BOSTON'S TOP SPORTS STATION

Viacom-owned Paramount Television Group is expected to announce today that it will buy Boston independent station WSBK- TV from New World Communications in a deal reportedly worth more than $100M, acc

Tags: Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Media, Viacom

11/30/94
NETWORK SHUFFLE: NBC ISSUES "DIRECT CHALLENGE" TO FOX

NBC will file a petition with the FCC today "asserting that the stations that form the heart of Fox are illegally foreign- owned." In today''s N.Y. TIMES, Bill Carter calls NBC''s action a "direct cha

Tags: ABC, CBS, NBC, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/29/94
HOLLYWOOD'S "DREAM TEAM" SIGNS ON WITH CAP CITIES/ABC

The so-called "Dream Team" -- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen -- formed a partnership with ABC/Cap Cities to produce prime-time and syndicated TV shows. CNN''s Steve Young said t

Tags: ABC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/29/94
MEDIA NOTES

NBC''s FTC petition challenging the sale of several TV stations to SF Broadcasting -- a Fox partner -- will hold up the sale of the Boston Celtics-owned WFXT to Fox for "two to three months" (BOSTON G

Tags: Boston Celtics, ESPN, Indianapolis Colts, NASCAR, NBC, New England Patriots, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

11/28/94
MEDIA NOTES

Phil Mushnick contrasts Fox''s "in-yer-face" and "chest- beating" promos with the special report on Jay Schroeder''s son''s six-hour brain surgery. Mushnick: "Fox seems stuck. It doesn''t seem to know

Tags: HBO, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Time Warner

11/28/94
NBA CUTS TOUGH BARGAIN WITH CANADIAN SPORTS NETWORK

TSN announced a deal with the NBA for the ''94-95 season to show some 40-regular season games, plus playoffs. "But it didn''t come easy, nor will a national cable contract for next season" when the Ra

Tags: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, Media, Toronto Raptors

11/23/94
MEDIA NOTES

In Dallas, Barry Horn questions whether the candy wrapper on the field that Fox''s John Madden clearly identified as a Snickers wrapper four times was actually blown from the stands. Snickers is a maj

Tags: ABC, Cablevision, News Corp./Fox, Media, Walt Disney

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