SBD/19/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     Due to the NHL lockout, ESPN will televise the Cadillac
Breeders Crown live on Friday, October 21.  ESPN had originally
planned to televise the event later in the evening on a tape-
delayed basis (Cadillac)....The Sports Collector's Radio Show has
announced the addition of 20 new station affiliates.  The show is
broadcast live to over 42 states every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. EST
(Sports Collector's Radio Show)....Home Shopping Network's net
sales increased in the third quarter to $276.6M compared with net
sales of $260.5M in the same period last year.  This resulted in
gross profit of $97.6M, or 35.3%, compared with $90.1M, or 34.6%,
in the same period last year (HSN).... "Hardball," the Disney-
produced sitcom on Fox -- and "the last vestige of baseball on
TV" -- has been canceled.  The show had averaged only a 7.4
rating, 12 share in its first five airings while following "The
Simpsons" (VARIETY, 10/18). ....ESPN will televise the US's
"Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey victory over the USSR as part of
their replacement NHL programming.  It airs October 21 at 8:30pm
(ESPN).
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