SBJ/August 6 - 12, 2001/Media


  UPN affiliate gets 2nd team

WUPA and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed on a multiyear contract making the station the local over-the-air television home of the Hawks, effective immediately. The station becomes the local broadcast carrier for two of the three AOL Time Warner sports properties, adding the Hawks to the NHL Thrashers. The Thrashers have also announced plans to renew their multiyear contract with the station. It will carry 30 Hawks games this season.

  Dolphins sign broadcast partner

WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, has signed an agreement to become the Miami Dolphins' official local broadcast partner. The station will air coach Dave Wannstedt's show, 15 half-hour specials and live training camp updates.

  Sunshine shows intrasquad game

Orlando-based Sunshine Network provided exclusive coverage of the Miami Dolphins intrasquad scrimmage July 29. As part of the telecast, the network placed microphones on some of the sideline coaches, enabling viewers to hear the interaction between players and coaches during the game.

  Net to show Sun Belt football

Cable network College Sports Southeast of Birmingham, Ala., will televise at least five games in the inaugural Sun Belt Conference football season, beginning with an Aug. 23 game between New Mexico State and Louisville. Sun Belt Conference football teams are Arkansas State, Idaho, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State and North Texas.

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