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         A new interactive TV system which would allow fans to
    customize their own sports TV viewing will be available beginning
    next month to about 1,000 households in Southern CA.  The new
    service, created by ACTV Inc., a subsidiary of TCI's Liberty
    Sports, was profiled by the N.Y. TIMES' Richard Sandomir.  One
    remote-control button will enable a viewer to call up an instant
    replay, another will summon an isolated view of a star player and
    another will retrieve up-to-the-minute stats and graphics.
    ACTV's technology will be used for telecasts of Lakers, Kings,
    Mighty Ducks, Padres and Angels games, college football and
    basketball, horse races and boxing.  The technology will be
    incorporated with Prime Sports' coverage of these events.  ASI
    Market Research and Turner Educational Services (a division of
    TBS) are also participating in the experiment.  An early version
    has been operating in parts of Canada since '90 (N.Y. TIMES,

    Print | Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Cablevision, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Liberty, San Diego Padres, Media, Turner Sports, Walt Disney

         SportsChannel Philadelphia will debut a weekly half-hour
    show, "SportsBiz with Victor Livingston" May 1 at 7:00pm EDT.
    The first show will deal with the Phillies' status post-strike
    (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 4/18)....When WSBK-TV's contract with the
    Red Sox expires, it is expected that Tribune Co.'s WLVI-TV will
    be the only other serious bidder for the team's rights.  WSBK and
    the Red Sox are currently negotiating a rights fee reduction for
    this year's missed games (Jack Craig, BOSTON GLOBE,
    4/16)....Times Mirror will sell the magazine Sporting Goods
    Dealer to Cardinal Business Media (INSIDE MEDIA ONLINE, 4/14).

    Print | Tags: Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Media

         The Rockies have premiered their "Daily Colorado Rockies
    Web" on the World Wide Web.  The site will mix graphics and text,
    including information and graphics about Coors Field.  Once the
    season begins, users will feature inning-by-inning updates.  The
    address:  http://www.rmii. com/web site (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS,
         ONLINE ROUND-UP:  IndyCar enthusiasts can now get
    information on Molson Indy Vancouver at http://www.indy-  Users can access such information as course
    maps, ticket purchases and schedules.  Molson Indy Vancouver is
    the first IndyCar race to have its own Web site (BUSINESS IN
    VANCOUVER, 4/4-10 issue)....N.Y. NEWSDAY's Steve Zipay profiles
    the new Web sites for the NFL and the '96 Olympics as well as
    ABC's new "Winner's Circle."  The new ABC site will be
    incorporated with ABC's America Online site and focus on coverage
    of the Triple Crown (NEWSDAY, 4/14).... USA TODAY debuted its
    service on the Web yesterday.  The site will only be accessible
    by using USA TODAY software or through CompuServe's connection
    (USA Today).

    Print | Tags: ABC, Colorado Rockies, NFL, Media, Walt Disney
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