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NFL Thanksgiving: CBS Best Since '98; NBC Sets Primetime Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 29 / 15

CBS drew 32.5 million viewers for Panthers-Cowboys in the late afternoon window on Thursday, marking the net’s most-viewed Thanksgiving Day game since reacquiring NFL TV rights in ’98. The game also was up 2% from Eagles-Cowboys on Fox in the same window last year. Panthers-Cowboys was u...

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The SLOC and NBC announced that Microsoft will produce and host the official Web site for the ''02 Winter Games, replacing former partner Quokka Sports. THESTANDARD.com''s Terry Lefton reports while M

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Nike Limits Woods' Disney Deal

An Iron-Clad Deal An "ambitious agreement between" Tiger Woods and Disney, which some experts predicted would "redefine sports marketing," was "scaled back by the demands" of Nike, according to a Disn

Tags: ABC, ESPN, Golf, IMG, Nike, Walt Disney

Mets To Build In Parking Lot?

Mets execs said that the team "could announce a deal" for a new $500M "back-to-the-future" ballpark "as soon as next week," according to T.J. Quinn of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Sources said that the team,

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Media Notes

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:30pm ET 30-minute edition of FSN''s "National Sports Report" led with the NBA Draft, followed by Padres RF Tony Gwynn announcing his retirement and Dodgers-Giants. Last ni

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Executive Transactions

Professional Sports Marketing Inc. (PSMI) named GREG WALAITIS as President. Most recently, Walaitis was AZ St. Univ. Assistant AD for Corporate Sales & Marketing as well as Dir of Marketing. PSMI will

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Facility Notes

NFL: In Chicago, Nancy Moffett writes that authorization for Park District officials to "proceed with" the $587M redevelopment of Soldier Field "sailed through a committee Wednesday on a unanimous vot

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bears, Colleges, Facilities, Football, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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Creative Differences Disney source says Nike exerted pressure to scale back Tiger''s Disney deal. Children Of The Court Analysts feel the number of high-schoolers selected early during NBA Draft signi

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Microsoft Nabs Web Rights

The SLOC and NBC announced a joint agreement with MSNBC.com and MSN to produce, host and distribute the official Web site for the ''02 Salt Lake City Olympics and NBC''s coverage of the Games. The sit

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Univ Of IA's Radio Rights Deal

The DES MOINES REGISTER’s Tom Witosky reported that MO-based Learfield Communications has obtained "exclusive live radio broadcast rights" to the Univ. of IA football and basketball games for th

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Morning Buzz, June 28, 2001

The Daily Insider Morning News & Headlines Thursday, June 28, 2001 9:00am ET • Youth Is Served At The NBA Draft • SFX A Perfect 10 On Draft Night • Where’s My Elephant? Co

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