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Comcast Business To Provide High-Speed Ethernet At NASCAR Tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

Comcast Business this afternoon is announcing that it will provide one-gigabit Ethernet connections at five NASCAR-hosting tracks in a bid to enhance communications between sanctioning-body officials, teams and broadcast partners during races. The services will be provided at ISC’s Martinsvill...

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05/13/98
MEDIA NOTES

The Justice Department "sued to block Primestar Inc.''s acquisition of a crucial satellite slot" owned by MCI Communications and News Corp., in a deal valued at $1.1B. The cable companies "vowed to fi

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, HBO, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Washington Capitals

05/13/98
REGENCY ACQUIRES WTA TOUR TV RIGHTS; PUMA INKS TOUR DEAL

The Corel WTA Tour and Arnon Milchan''s Regency Enterprises entertainment company announced a joint partnership yesterday where Regency will acquire the worldwide TV distribution rights to the Tour''s

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Puma, Walt Disney

05/13/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

Steelers coach BILL COWHER hired ROBERT FRALEY to represent him after his contract talks with the team "reached an impasse." Cowher is signed through ''99 (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 5/13)....PETE ROZEL

Tags: Green Bay Packers, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, People and Pop Culture

05/13/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Oakley Chair Jim Jannard said the company''s new sneaker, introduced yesterday, will turn a profit "because of Oakley''s blend of proprietary technology and materials." Oakley says it will restrict sa

Tags: Callaway Golf, Oakley

05/13/98
ABL STINGRAYS SEEK DIR OF SALES & MARKETING; ACCOUNT EXECS

The ABL''s Long Beach StingRays are seeking a Director of Sales and Marketing. Director responsible for developing and leading season ticket, group and single game ticket sales campaigns, as well as f

Tags: Classified Advertisements, MLB, NBA

05/13/98
BRADLEY SPECIALTY RETAILING PUTS CLUBHOUSE STORES ON BLOCK

The six NYC metro area Yankees and Mets clubhouse retail stores -- three for each team -- "are on the block and interest from investment groups is said to be high," according to Richard Wilner of the

Tags: Finance, New York Mets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

05/13/98
LEAGUE NOTES

POWER PLAYERS: In N.Y., gossip columnist Neal Travis writes that former USA Network CEO Kay Koplovitz is "being considered" for the position of MLB Commissioner, and that "more than a few owners have

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NFL, NHL, USA Networks

05/13/98
TARA REFRESHES WITH NEW SPONSOR: SIGNS WITH SNAPPLE

Tara Lipinski has signed an endorsement deal with Triarc Beverage for its forthcoming Snapple Refreshers line of youth-oriented drinks (Snapple). Triarc CEO Michael Weinstein said Lipinski "was a no-b

05/13/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB American League Attendance Through May 10 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS   TEAM HOME DATES ''98 AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''97 AVG. %+/- ''96 AVG. %+/- BAL 17 43,557 740,477 89% 42,736 2% 45,0

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, MLB, New York Yankees, The Back of the Book, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

05/13/98
NBA/NBPA RUMOR MILL HEATS UP AS JUNE 30 DEADLINE APPROACHES

The NBPA had an "advisory meeting with about 20 agents on Friday to discuss what the league had placed on the table so far" in negotiations for a new CBA, according to Frank Hughes on ESPN SportsZone.

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, San Antonio Spurs, Walt Disney

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