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August 18, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
ESPN, the all-sports cable subsidiary of Capital Cities/ABC Inc., named Roger L. Werner, executive vice president of ABC Television Network, president and chief executive officerWednesday. Werner succeeds J. William Grimes, who has resigned to become president of Univision Holdings Inc., the nation's largest Spanish-language communications company. Werner, 38, spent six years at ESPN, the last three as executive vice president, before moving to ABC last March.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1990
Roger L. Werner Jr. has been named president and chief executive of Prime Ventures Inc., a new company formed to oversee the wide-ranging sports interests of Denver-based cable-television magnate Bill Daniels. Werner, 40, will resign his post as president of cable sports network ESPN, the largest cable network in the country. His departure comes at a difficult time for the Capital Cities/ABC Inc. subsidiary, which faces slower growth just as it has entered several expensive sports deals.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror Co. and Cox Communications Inc. are expected to announce details in New York today about two new cable services they will offer through a joint venture headed by Roger L. Werner, the former chief executive of ESPN and Prime Ticket Network, industry analysts said. Werner was president of the two highly successful cable sports ventures during periods of remarkable growth. He headed ESPN from 1982 to 1990 and orchestrated the sale of Prime Ticket to Tele-Communications Inc. last year.
SPORTS
May 21, 1994 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Ticket network, which televises the games of five major professional sports teams in Southern California, reached an agreement Friday to be purchased by Denver-based cable giant Tele-Communications, Inc. Terms were not disclosed, but sources familiar with the transaction said the purchase price is believed to be about $230 million. The deal--subject to regulatory approval--is expected to close in July. Bill Daniels, who started Prime Ticket with Jerry Buss in 1985, had acquired all but 16.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Prime Ticket regional cable sports network said Tuesday it will launch a similar sports venture for Spanish-speaking viewers in late October. Soccer will be a programming staple of La Cadena Deportiva, which has already acquired rights to 300 games, mainly from South and Central America, and plans to show about 150 of them.
NEWS
July 3, 1994 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Fred (Fredric M.) Roberts, you just want to say, "S-l-o-o-w down!" This man doesn't operate at a snail's pace. All in one breath, he's joking with his Yale classmate, "Cheers" producer Jimmy Burrows; telling you about his herb garden, and about the thrill of in the same year being chairman of National Assn. of Securities Dealers, which governs NASDAQ (National Assn. of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations)--"larger than the New York Stock Exchange with $1.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1985 | DAVID CROOK, Times Staff Writer
For the nation's 35 million or so cable television subscribers there will be some good news and some bad news emanating from here this week. On the up side--for viewers as well as the cable industry--cable's prolonged, two-year slump looks over. The bad news is that subscribers are footing the bill for the recovery.
NEWS
May 2, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Times Mirror Co. on Monday named Mark H. Willes, a vice chairman with food giant General Mills Inc. and a former senior Federal Reserve official, as its new chief executive to succeed Robert F. Erburu. Willes, 53, will become president and chief executive June 1, adding the title of chairman on Jan. 1, 1996, when Erburu retires. Willes also will be elected a Times Mirror director.
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