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  • FIGURE SKATING TO DRAW $1M IN CANADIAN TV RIGHTS FEES?

         The Canadian rights to the world figure skating
    championships could be sold for $1M a year, according to industry
    sources cited in this morning's TORONTO STAR.  The deal could
    depend on how much CTV is willing to spend to reclaim the rights
    from CBC.  CBC's most recent contract with the International
    Skating Union (ISU) was "little more than $700,000 annually."
    But one source said that a CBC offer for an extension for $1M a
    year was rejected.  Negotiations between the Canadian nets and
    the ISU will be handled by IMG (Ken McKee, TORONTO STAR, 12/2).
    

    Print | Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., IMG, Media
  • MEDIA NOTES

         The Bristol, CT, city planning commission has granted
    approval to ESPN's plans to add 21,000 square feet to its main
    broadcast building.  ESPN is also finalizing plans for a new
    69,000 square foot building that would be connected to the
    network's administrative HQs by a skywalk (HARTFORD COURANT,
    12/1)....Miami's WSVN-TV became the first Fox affiliate in the
    country to win a prime-time sweeps race (MIAMI HERALD,
    12/1)....Notes from USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand:  Fox has
    offered Jimmy Johnson a contract extension past 1995.  Johnson
    said he will decide before the Super Bowl on staying in the
    studio or returning to coaching.  Injured driver Ernie Irvan will
    be a TBS analyst for five NASCAR races starting March 5 (USA
    TODAY, 12/2).
    

    Print | Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, News Corp./Fox, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney
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