SBD/11/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     A group of companies that operate TV stations affiliated
with ABC are teaming up to develop new sources of revenue for
their channels.  The group said it will form a company called
NewVenco Inc., which will pursue projects in programming,
interactive media, and pay-per-view among other areas (WALL
STREET JOURNAL, 11/11)....In Washington, Leonard Shapiro reports
that, despite gossip to the "contrary" in the local broadcasting
community, WTEM sports radio is not about to "a) fold, b) be sold
or c) significantly change its format."  But he also notes that
WTEM, which has the rights to the Redskins, may lose them in a
bidding war with two other stations (WASHINGTON POST,
11/11)....No officials involved will confirm it, but Red Sox
radio coverage in Boston will likely switch from WRKO to all-
sports WEEI next season (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/11)....In this week's
AD AGE, Jeff Jensen examines the entrance of the pro sports
leagues into the CD-ROM/interactive medium (AD AGE, 11/7 issue).
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