Media

British Eurosport has signed UP cable operator CWC (Cable & Wireless) - accessing 1m CWC customers - to make British Eurosport the most widely available sports channel in the UK.

A bid by Rogers Communications Inc to buy Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays could happen as early as this week, according to the national daily Globe and Mail .

3Com Corp. is unveiling a steno pad-sized "Web pad" that can access the web- but only in the 3Com Park, formerly known as Candlestick Park, the home to the San Francisco 49ers.

Global Sports Ventures, the UK-based digital talent packaging operation, is set to go live with its UK web site at the end of August 2000.

Belo Interactive has reached an agreement with eFANshop, a Dallas-based e-commerce company, to operate online sports stores at the web sites of Belo's television stations and newspapers.

SFX Sports Group and SFX Family Entertainment are to conduct a post-Sydney 12-game women's indoor soccer tour, featuring eligible members of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, and members of the 1999 U.S. World Cup Team.

The Sydney Games organising committee (SOCOG) is trying to put a positive spin on things following a ticket delivery public relations exercise went awry.

English Premier League soccer club, Aston Villa, has reported a #4.9m ($7.4m) pre-tax loss for the year to May, against #20.2m ($30m) last time.

Former ISL senior legal counsel Jay Gillman-Wells is quitting to join a leading UK-based law firm.

Grand Prix chief Bernie Ecclestone and German media company EM.TV are considering selling a chunk of their Formula One holding company SLEC to soothe European Commission regulatory concerns.

Sportsworld Media Group plc, the international sports media company, has formed a new company, SSM Sportsworld, to represent its European and Latin American interests.

German-American car maker DaimlerChrysler AG said it was not interested in buying a stake in Formula One holding company SLEC, denying reports earlier today.

Goal Media Group, the digital media company that produces.goalnetwork.com and todogol.com, has signed an exclusive internet partnership with a Hong Kong and Chinese market online soccer publisher.

NBC has reported the lowest TV ratings ever for this week?s baseball All-Star game.

A new boxing website goes live this week ? launched to coincide with the heavyweight championship bout between Lennox Lewis and Frans Botha.

Soccer?s world club champions Corinthians of Brazil, are to play a pre-season friendly in Paris to be screened live across Latin America by the Pan American Sports network.

Entertainment specialist Haymarket Advertising, the media arm of Global Entertainment Media, has completed a merger with North American entertainment agency Echo Advertising + Marketing - a move which will consolidate the companies? sports client interests.