Hurricanes' Karmanos Elected To Hockey HOF Discovery Looking To Sublicense Olympic Rights NHL Players Reach Deal With Tenn. Jock Tax Sources: FS1 Cutting Back News Operation ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal Media Notes Discovery Lands European Oly Rights Through '24 Red Wings Form "Deconstructed Arena" Concept McDavid Offers Oilers Hope For Turnaround Fox, USGA "Pleased Overall" With U.S. Open Coverage
DIRECT TV SIGNING UP SUBSCRIBERS ... AND A NEW LEAGUE?
Published January 25, 1995
DirecTV, the CA company that sells programming for the 18- inch home satellite dishes, "is close to a deal" that will offer subscribers 200 NHL games for $59. Company spokesperson Linda Brill said the company has upgraded its software to improve the ability to transmit "fast-moving sports." Brill: "Some technical experts are much more supportive than they were initially." Meanwhile, Brill said the number of subscribers has grown to 350,000, up from 220,000 before Christmas. Brill: "We're hooking up about 3,000 a day" (Steve Zipay, N.Y. NEWSDAY, 1/24).