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12/18/97
MEDIA NOTES

In San Diego, Fritz Quindt reported that the Chargers have signed a one-year deal with KFMB-FM making it their flagship radio station, "officially ending an 11-year run on" XTRA-AM. Although terms we

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Denver Broncos, ESPN, LPGA, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

12/18/97
NEWSDAY REPORTS HOLYFIELD-LEWIS EYEING TVKO BOUT

IBF and WBA heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield has told promotor Don King that he wants a unification bout with WBC champ Lennox Lewis, according to Greg Logan of NEWSDAY. Sources say that Lewis "has

Tags: HBO, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Showtime, Time Warner

12/18/97
INT'L OPERATORS SEARCH FOR WORLD CUP COUNTERPROGRAMMING

For Hollywood''s international distributors and exhibition partners, World Cup ''98 "means box office disaster as fans stay home to watch the games" on TV, according to Christopher Pickard of VARIETY.

Tags: Media

12/18/97
NBC FORMS NEW OLYMPICS DIVISION HEADED BY EBERSOL

NBC has created NBC Olympics, a new division which will be in charge of every aspect of NBC''s Olympic involvement, including the programming, marketing, sales, promotion and production of the Olympic

Tags: NBC, Olympics

12/18/97
ACKERLEY REPORTEDLY OUT AS INVESTOR IN THE MARLINS

The Ackerley Group "will not invest in the Marlins because the Seattle-based company cannot have the control it wants," according to Antonio Fins of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. The end of the ne

Tags: Miami Marlins, Franchises

12/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

In St. Paul, Charley Walters writes the "latest word" is the NFL "will try to assist" Vikings President Roger Headrick "in acquiring financing" to become the team''s 30% managing partner (PIONEER PRES

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, WNBA

12/18/97
WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, NBA: LEAGUE HELPS PROVIDE GAME CONTENT

U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright "approached the NBA in November, asking if the league would supply programming" to the Balkan area as "part of an effort to help support war-torn Bosnia and

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media, Time Warner

12/18/97
CITY LISTS CONDITIONS IN WHICH BRONCOS CAN BREAK THEIR LEASE

A preliminary draft of conditions the City of Denver has set for the Broncos calls for the team to commit to playing at a new stadium in Denver for 25 years in order to be released from its Mile High

Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

12/18/97
"SUNDAY TICKET" TO HIT CANADA; CFL WANTS IN ON THE ACTION

Rogers Communications, Canada''s "largest cablecaster," will distribute "NFL Sunday Ticket" beginning next season, and will hold the exclusive Canadian TV rights through the ''99 season, according to

Tags: CFL, DirecTV, NFL, Media

12/18/97
OUI, MONSIEUR: NBC INKS EXTENSION TO STADE AT ROLAND GARROS

NBC has reached a new multi-year deal to continue its coverage of the French Open tennis championships. The new contract takes effect this May, when NBC will carry 17 hours of coverage over two weeken

Tags: NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media

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