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The TVS Television Network was one of several "occasional" national television networks that sprang up in the early 1960s to take advantage of the establishment of independent (mostly UHF) television stations and relaxation of the AT&T long-line usage rates. It is considered to be the fourth oldest commercial network in the USA, behind NBC,CBS, and ABC. Founded by Eddie Einhorn, the network originally telecast college basketball games to regional networks at a time that the sport was of no interest to the national networks. Taking advantage of intense regional collegiate rivalries, the network blossomed in the 1960s and developed into a full service sports network. While college basketball remained the TVS signature series, they also expanded into tennis, college football bowl games, NASL pro soccer, tennis, and golf. In 1968, they broke the college basketball audience viewing record with the legendary Houston vs UCLA game from the then remarkable Houston Astrodome. In 1974, they added the World Football League and the network became recognized as a national presence. In the 1970's TVS began producing entertainment programming, including Frank Sinatra: The Main Event in 1974. For many years TVS produced sports and entertainment programming from Las Vegas including the Alan King Tennis Championship at Caesar's Palace; Arm Wrestling at the Imperial Palace, Fun Moments in Sports at Ballys; Bowling from Sam's Town and the Showboat; and One Club Golf from the Desert Inn. By 1980, Einhorn had sold his interest in the network and became the head of CBS Sports, and later became an owner of the Chicago White Sox. The network stalled in the 1990s and passed through several owners before being acquired by Margate Entertainment Company in 2005. Today, the network continues to distribute programming via TV, home video, and the Web in North and South America. The Copyright Group distributes TVS internationally. They have also returned to Las Vegas, shooting new versions of The Hollywood Palace at the Plaza Casino Hotel. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... AT&T Inc. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... WFL logo The World Football League was an American football league that played in 1974 and part of 1975. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX in Roman) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ...


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TVS Television Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
The TVS Television Network was one of several "occasional" national television networks that sprang up in the early 1960s to take advantage of the establishment of independent (mostly UHF) television stations and relaxation of the ATandT long-line usage rates.
By 1980, Einhorn had sold his interest in the network and became the head of CBS Sports, and later became an owner of the Chicago White Sox.
The network stalled in the 1990s and passed through several owners before being acquired by Margate Entertainment Company in 2005.
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