TV BRIEFSPublished August 7, 2000
A's offer interactive TV
The Oakland A's are making select games televised on Fox Sports Net Bay Area for the remainder of the season also available on Microsoft WebTV Networks Inc.'s interactive service. ACS Sports.com Inc. is producing the service for the A's.
ESPN2 hooks deal
ESPN2 plans to begin televising the BassMasters tournament fishing series next year. The network is scheduled to air 18 one-hour shows on Fridays at 5 p.m. ET.
More 'Noles on Sunshine
Sunshine Network plans to produce and air on tape-delay all 11 regular-season Florida State football games this year, up from six games last year. The games will be replayed statewide by the Orlando-based regional cable sports network on Sundays at 7 p.m. throughout the season.
Fox Florida spotlights football
Fox Sports Net Florida plans to broadcast 55 college football games this year, the most ever in one season in the network's history.
Station targets Brewers
Officials with Milwaukee Fox affiliate WITI-TV have expressed an interest in gaining the broadcast rights for the Milwaukee Brewers. The team's contract with local independent station WCGV-TV expires after this season. The Brewers move into new Miller Park next year.
Bucks draw national eye
The Milwaukee Bucks, shut out from regular-season national television coverage last season, received two nationally televised games when the NBA unveiled its schedule for the 2000-01 season. The Bucks' Nov. 7 game against New York will be televised on TBS. The team's March 21 game against the Los Angeles Lakers is scheduled for TNT.
Dish adds Nick channel
EchoStar Communications Corp. is adding the Nickelodeon Games and Sports channel to the America's Top 150 programming package for its Dish Network service. The channel offers sports programs targeted at children.
Clear Channel-SFX deal done
Clear Channel Communications Inc. closed on its previously announced acquisition of SFX Entertainment Inc. Brian Becker, formerly an executive vice president at SFX, was named chairman and CEO of the new SFX operating unit of Clear Channel.
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Messick hired to take NBA global
MLB trade-fest strengthens front-runners and disparity
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NBA encyclopedia first offering from deal with Doubleday
NCAA board to take up flag
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NFL invites AFL to Super Bowl party
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Ripken rumor boosts Orioles last-game ticket prices
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THE NUMBERS GAME
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