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MEDIA NOTES

     With the news that CBS was "soundly beaten" as it came in
third in the net ratings reports its stock finished down 8 1/4
points ("Business Insiders," CNBC, 9/28)....NBC Sports announced
that it reached a multiyear agreement to continue televising the
Bayou Classic football game, between Grambling State and Southern
University (THE DAILY)....PRIME announced a College Hockey Game
of the Week schedule that includes 25 games from four
conferences:  CCHA, Hockey East and the ECAC.  The package
includes post-season tournaments (THE DAILY)....ESPN announces
today an "interactive sports entertainment center," possibly
called ESPN World, at Disney World in FL.  Patrons can watch
about 50 TV screens -- or see ESPN create programming on-site
(USA TODAY, 9/29)....CBS Sports announced the addition of two
nights of prime-time figure skating, featuring Nancy Kerrigan and
Oksana Baiul.  The event will be shown on Nov. 9 or 10 as well as
Nov. 12 from the Nassau Coliseum.  The November dates could
"provide maximum impact during the network sweeps period in
November" (Richard Sandomir, N.Y. TIMES, 9/29).
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