Friday, July 20, 2001
  • MLB.com Draws Record Number of Visitors in June

    MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, which manages MLB.com, the official league Web site, and each of the 30 official Club sites, said today that traffic to its site in June jumped to 38 million visitors and 108 million page views, increases of 52% and 21%, respectively, over the 25 million visitors and 89 million page views in May. The traffic performance is provided by WebTrends Live, the web analytics e-service from Net IQ Corporation. ...Read the whole story

  • Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Yahoo!

    Yahoo! Inc. has joined forces with the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS) to host the online experience for the 2nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. As part of the relationship, Yahoo! is hosting a special site (http://latingrammy.yahoo.com) to give fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the event, which will air on CBS on September 11, 2001, at 9:00 p.m./EDT. The site kicks off with a series of video clips from this year's official GRAMMY nomination ceremony and contains the latest news on the music and entertainment surrounding the event. - Adam Bernard ...Read the whole story

  • Tribune Company Reports Earnings Slump

    Tribune Co. reported a slump in second-quarter earnings Thursday due to the advertising slowdown. Tribune, which owns 11 newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and Newsday, 22 television stations and more than 50 web sites, said the rate of decline in ads eased toward the end of the quarter and in the first three weeks of July, raising hopes that the slowdown may have bottomed out. But Tribune also warned that the continuing pinch will cause third-quarter results to be at the low end of Wall Street estimates. ...Read the whole story

  • Soccer Anyone?

    With the 2002 World Cup about 10 months away, there's still no English-language U.S. broadcaster lined up. While the rest of the world goes crazy for "futbol," soccer still isn't considered close to the big three (baseball, football, basketball) when it comes to popularity in the United States, the success of the 1999 Women's World Cup notwithstanding. German media company Kirch bought the U.S. television and radio rights to the 2002 and 2006 World Cups from FIFA, the sport's governing body, in May. The only parties clearly interested in striking a deal with Kirch are Disney brethren ABC and ESPN, ... ...Read the whole story