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INTERACTIVE ROUND-UP: HOCKEY NEWS GOES ON-LINE
Published April 4, 1995
THE HOCKEY NEWS and the Canadian Hockey League announced the launch of RINKNET, an online hockey information service. RINKNET is an electronic bulletin board service which provides hockey leagues, media, agents and fans the opportunity to access hockey info using their computer. Currently, RINKNET has two main forums: THE HOCKEY NEWS online edition and the Canadian Hockey League bulletin board system (Hockey News/CHL). LEAGUES MERGE ONTO INFO-HIGHWAY: In the current issue of AD AGE, Jeff Jensen reports that the NFL, NHL and NBA are all planning to make run at the "Internet or commercial online services to market to a new generation of media-savvy fans." The NFL has already announced its plans for creation of a site on the World Wide Web. The NBA and NHL are both planning to develop Web sites, while the NHL is considering an online service tied to the Microsoft Network. The NBA has been working with IBM on their site (AD AGE, 4/3).... Golf Digest Online, the first hub of the NYT (New York Times) Sports Leisure Interactive network, is currently being beta tested, and the official start of the service is planned for April 17 (INSIDE MEDIA ONLINE, 4/3).