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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 19 / 15

U.S. Justice Department antitrust division attorneys "are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc.," according to sources. Sources said that attorneys "are leaning against the merger out of concern that consumers would be harmed and could submit their...

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03/27/00
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET edition of FSN''s "Fox Sports News," and the 11:00pm ET editions of CNN/SI''s "Sports Tonight" and ESPN''s "SportsCenter" all led with the Univ. of NC-Univ. of Tul

Tags: ABC, ESPN, LPGA, Madison Square Garden, MLB, Nabisco, NASCAR, NCAA, New York Jets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

03/27/00
CRTC APPROVES CTV'S NETSTAR BID, BUT NET MUST SELL SPORTSNET

The Canadian Radio-TV and Telecom Commission (CRTC) approved CTV''s C$490M bid for NetStar Friday, but told CTV that it must sell SportsNet "within the year," according to William Houston of the Toron

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ESPN, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, News Corp./Fox, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

03/27/00
COCA-COLA, ABC/ESPN ENTER TWO-YEAR, $20M-PLUS MARKETING DEAL

Coca-Cola has "formed a marketing partnership" with ESPN ABC Sports Customer Marketing & Sales, the sports media and marketing arm of Walt Disney, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The deal, which

Tags: ABC, Coca-Cola, ESPN, Walt Disney

03/27/00
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

In NC, Mike Mulhern reports that NASCAR COO Mike Helton "takes offense at complaints" that the organization is "trying to take too big a bite out of the wallets of sponsors." But Mulhern writes that "

Tags: And 1, ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, Nike, R J Reynolds, US Airways, Walt Disney

03/24/00
FRANCHISE NOTES

In Philadelphia, Phil Jasner reports in addition to the Nets'' request to speak with 76ers GM Billy King, there is "reason to believe someone very high up in the Nets organization wanted to speak to o

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, Franchises, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, NHL, Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Chargers, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

03/24/00
SPORTS MARKETING FIRM SEEKS MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL

Leading CT-based Sports Marketing firm seeks motivated individual with 1-3 years business experience to work on blue-chip account team. Individual should have solid written and communication skills. E

Tags: Classified Advertisements

03/24/00
THEY'RE ALL FAMILIE? AGENTS SEE EXTREME OPPORTUNITY

ESPN''s X Games drew 55 million TV viewers last summer, and while the "rough sports are getting plenty of media play these days," the athletes "are about as recognizable as champion Ping-Pong players,

Tags: ATT, ESPN, NBC, Walt Disney

03/24/00
17 AGAIN? HEAVY TRAFFIC FOR WATCHING THE TPC ISLAND PAR 3

LIVE@17, which provides live Web coverage of the 17th hole at this week''s TPC, debuted yesterday on both PGATour.com and USANetwork.com and "could eventually become a regular feature," according to M

Tags: PGA Tour, Media, USA Networks

03/24/00
OUT OF AIR: WILL COMPANIES BE HURT BY JORDAN'S DEPARTURE?

Michael Jordan''s decision to exit the product endorsement business was examined on last night''s "The Edge" by CNBC''s Garrett Glaser, who wondered, "Did [Jordan] really impact the bottom line? At Ha

Tags: Detroit Pistons, General Motors, NBA, NBC, Palace Sports & Entertainment

03/24/00
WISCONSIN WINTERS DRIVE VIEWERS TO THE TUBE TO WATCH NFL

The following lists the average Nielsen rating for NFL broadcasts in the top 77 U.S. markets during the ''99 season. The numbers include all games on over-the-air local ABC, CBS and Fox affils -- incl

Tags: ABC, AEG, CBS, Colorado Rapids, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, The Back of the Book, Viacom, Walt Disney

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