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Re: why I don't trust ratings

--- Kevin Vahey <crimson@channel1.com> wrote:
> Keep in mind that one Charles Dolan is one of the bidders for the Olde
> Town Team (aka Red Sox)
Dolan is indeed one of the top three suitors for the Sox, along with
Fleet and Fidelity but he will not be able to keep his interest in Fox
Sports New England here much longer because he's in the process of selling off
Rainbow Media Holdings to either Viacom or MGM(there's currently a bidding
auction going on). Rainbow owns AMC, Much Music USA, News12, NY MetroChannel,
BRavo,IFC,Women's Entertainment and 50% interest in 8 regional sports
networks including Fox Sports New Engalnd, Fox Sports Chicago, Fox Sports
New York, Fox Sports Bay Area, Fox SPorts Ohio,MSG, Fox Sports Florida,
Fox Sports Cincinnati.

SO, although Mel sold his interest in NESN last week, he could potentially
come back into the TV sports picture around here if Dolan accepts his bid for
RMG which is expected to be in the $3-4 billion range...Barry Diller
and Comcast were also interested but wanted exclusivity in negotiations
but Dolan didn't want to go that route....


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