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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).