September 12, 1992
SportsChannel America was denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed it to bid on the same television deal the NHL struck with ESPN last week.
January 7, 1993 |
The owners of two regional, cable TV sports channels have merged their operations in a bid to compete against industry heavyweight ESPN. NBC and Cablevision Systems Corp., owners of SportsChannel America, and Liberty Media Corp., principal owner of Prime Network, will form Prime SportsChannels Networks to operate the two channels. SportsChannel America will convert into an all-sports news service, while Prime Network will carry events such as collegiate sports, tennis and auto racing.
December 24, 1988 |
First came the addition of sports--Dodger games, Angel games, Clipper games, even Loyola Marymount games. Now, in another jolt for its serious movie-buff subscribers, the Z Channel has discontinued its quirky and informative monthly program guide. This month's edition of the nearly 15-year-old Z Magazine will be the last--a victim of cost considerations. But that may not be the worst of it for devotees of the Z Channel's eclectic mix of movies old and new.
January 6, 1989 |
Negotiations for the purchase of the Z Channel by Cable-vision Systems Corp., a New York-based cable operator that owns a network of regional sports channels, are continuing, but no deal has been finalized, a spokesman for Z Channel president Jack Williams said Thursday. Cablevision's SportsChannel America, a recently launched sports network with aspirations of competing with ESPN, owns sports channels in New York, New England, Chicago, Florida and Philadelphia.
May 18, 1991 |
The Big West Conference has barred Nevada Las Vegas from competing in next season's conference basketball tournament and also directed the school to pay $100,000 in fees arising from a lawsuit involving the league's television package. The action, taken at the conference's spring meeting in San Jose, left UNLV officials reeling. "It let us know exactly how (the conference's 10 other schools) feel, that's for sure," UNLV interim Athletic Director Dennis Finfrock said Friday.