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December 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Sports News Network has closed up shop, less than a year after it started, and there are reports that it might reopen next year in Atlanta under new ownership. SNN, owned by Mizlou Communications Co., stopped broadcasting at 3 p.m. Monday, a switchboard operator said. SNN, with headquarters in Edison, N.J., began operations last February. On Dec. 11, Mizlou reached preliminary agreement to sell SNN to Landmark Communications Inc.
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April 6, 2009 | Diane Pucin
Amid expectations of more coverage for West Coast games and events, ESPN is officially opening its 12,300-square-foot studio today in the middle of LA Live, the entertainment complex across the street from Staples Center. The national sports cable network, which reaches 98 million viewers, will broadcast its first 10 p.m. "SportsCenter" from the new studio tonight.
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December 19, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Struck Out: Sports News Network has closed up shop, less than a year after it started. The financially ailing SNN, owned by Mizlou Communications Co., stopped broadcasting Monday at 3 p.m. The company said it would seek protection under federal bankruptcy laws. Last week, Mizlou reached a preliminary agreement to sell SNN to Landmark Communications Inc., which operates the Weather Channel.
SPORTS
April 6, 2009 | Diane Pucin
Amid expectations of more coverage for West Coast games and events, ESPN is officially opening its 12,300-square-foot studio today in the middle of LA Live, the entertainment complex across the street from Staples Center. The national sports cable network, which reaches 98 million viewers, will broadcast its first 10 p.m. "SportsCenter" from the new studio tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his 13 months as a KABC-TV Channel 7 sportscaster, Todd Donoho has become the man critics love to hate. He's been blasted for delivering his sportscasts while standing in front of a video screen, for beginning and ending his segments with a trivia question, for commentaries opening with "Take a hike," and for a manner that led one critic to write that Donoho, "comes on like a three-alarm fire and is about as enjoyable."
BUSINESS
August 6, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move designed to increase its ratings and create more innovative programming, CNN on Tuesday named ABC News producer Rick Kaplan president of network operations in the United States. Kaplan, 50, who at various times has been executive producer of ABC's "Nightline," "PrimeTime Live" and "World News Tonight," will be in charge of programming and day-to-day operations at CNN, which reaches 71 million subscribers. The ratings for CNN "spike" during breaking news (reaching 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Struck Out: Sports News Network has closed up shop, less than a year after it started. The financially ailing SNN, owned by Mizlou Communications Co., stopped broadcasting Monday at 3 p.m. The company said it would seek protection under federal bankruptcy laws. Last week, Mizlou reached a preliminary agreement to sell SNN to Landmark Communications Inc., which operates the Weather Channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Sports News Network has closed up shop, less than a year after it started, and there are reports that it might reopen next year in Atlanta under new ownership. SNN, owned by Mizlou Communications Co., stopped broadcasting at 3 p.m. Monday, a switchboard operator said. SNN, with headquarters in Edison, N.J., began operations last February. On Dec. 11, Mizlou reached preliminary agreement to sell SNN to Landmark Communications Inc.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2007 | Eric Gershon, Hartford Courant
Can't get enough sports news from radio, television, newspapers, magazines, websites, podcasts, e-mail alerts and cellphone updates? Now you can get an extra sports fix at the gas pump. ESPN, the Bristol, Conn.-based sports news network, has joined with Gas Station TV to provide 45-second broadcasts for GSTV's Internet-based, at-the-pump television network, the companies announced Monday, the day of ESPN's first gas pump broadcast.
SPORTS
January 16, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Blaming a bout with flu, defending World Cup champion Alberto Tomba of Italy is skipping the giant slalom today at Adelboden, Switzerland. "I'm sorry for the organizers and for my fans, but it's meaningless to compete when you are not in good condition," Tomba said in a telephone conversation from his home, near Bologna. Tomba, a three-time Olympic champion, said he was feverish Sunday, when he finished second to Austrian Thomas Sykora in a World Cup slalom at Kitzbuehel, Austria.
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