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Published October 12, 1994
Time Warner Inc. said yesterday that ABC News and NBC News would join in the interactive news-on-demand service to be offered on Time Warner's Full Service network next year. The network will be introduced in Orlando and will include news, TV programming and reports by Time Warner publications like Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, Entertainment Weekly and Life (BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS, 10/12)....Softkey International Inc. said it will begin selling CD-Rom based calendars of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. The CD-Rom, priced $29.95, is the most "heavily ordered" CD that SoftKey has ever published (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/12)....In Philadelphia, Robert Seltzer critiques last weekend's boxing telecast, CBS' first boxing telecast in four years: "It was a good spectacle for a sport that sorely needs network exposure" (PHILA. INQUIRER, 10/12)....CBS, NBC and NBC drew just 58% of all prime-time viewing last week, down from 63% a year ago. Most of the loss of viewing share was due to the lack of baseball coverage, which normally draws viewers away from cable (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/12). ....The Tigers signed a 5-year deal with WKBD Channel 50. No dollar figures were announced, but Channel 50 will air 60 games a season and will have a "virtual lock on Detroit TV sports, as it already airs the Pistons and Red Wings" (DETROIT NEWS, 10/11).