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Published October 28, 1994
For the first time in 14 years, ABC will not cover the New York City Marathon live. Instead, ABC will show the November 6 race in a one-hour, tape-delayed format at 3pm. The decision not to cover the event live was blamed on declining ratings and hefty production costs (Jim Shea, HARTFORD COURANT, 10/28)....The Empire Sports Network and the AHL announced a one-year deal in which the regional sports network will produce a seven-game package involving the five NY state AHL franchises (Empire)....In an effort to push package buys for regular-season pay-per-view Trail Blazers and Spurs basketball games, KBLCOM Inc. systems will offer subscribers discount package prices and added-value premiums (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 10/24 issue).