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Published November 15, 1994
Liberty Sports, parent company of Home Sports Entertainment (HSE), will hold a news conference to announce several changes within its regional sports networks today in New York. The changes will affect HSE's identity and programming (HSE)....NCAA basketball begins on Canada's The Sports Network in December with five men's games (TSN).... ACOG President and CEO Billy Payne says the committee is at 83% of its $910M goal for worldwide TV rights: "We're confident we'll reach it" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 11/15). ....BSkyB will price an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at around $3.73 per share. The IPO will cut News Corp.'s stake in the satellite-TV network from 50% to 40% (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/15)....Time Warner and US West have purchased stakes in Japan's Chofu Cable TV unit. Time Warner purchased 15.4%, Time Warner Entertainment Japan 9.9% and US West 17.9% (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/15)....Fox received its highest game rating of the season with a 19.0 for the 49ers-Cowboys, significant because neither Los Angeles nor New York aired the game (N.Y. TIMES, 11/15)....Baltimore CFL fans might not be able to watch their team in the Eastern division final this weekend. Exclusive U.S. CFL-carrier ESPN2 will air the Western championship to "try to build an audience" for the November 27 Grey Cup and showcase "proven CFL ratings grabber" Doug Flutie. Local telecast rights are not likely to be bought because stations would have to pass up more "lucrative" NFL games (Baltimore SUN, 11/15).