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Published May 10, 1995
The Raptors and the Grizzlies are expected to announce a national TV deal today with CTV. According to Vancouver PROVINCE's Kent Gilchrist, that "will be quickly followed" by announcements of local TV and radio deals for both teams (Vancouver PROVINCE, 5/10)....The Golf Channel President Joe Gibbs estimates their number of subscribers at between 80- 100,000, short of the channel's 2 million break-even point. Gibbs says they could hit 2 million "anywhere from 18 to 36 months" (Barry Horn, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/9)....The Baseball Network released its announcer line-up yesterday for the July 15 debut of "Baseball Night in America" on ABC. New faces include former Met Keith Hernandez, ESPN analyst Roy Smalley, CBS Radio Sports' Jim Hunter, former pitcher Paul Splittorff and former Royals manager John Wathan (TBN).... America Online said yesterday that it has begun offering World Wide Web access to its 2 million subscribers (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/10)....Following the departure of Julie Moran to "Entertainment Tonight," Jack O'Hara, Exec Producer of "ABC's Wide World of Sports" said the show will employ a rotating host setup until the show's August hiatus. A decision will come later on what to do for next season (Michele Greppi, N.Y. POST, 5/10)....DiAMAR Interactive has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with GOLF TIPS magazine to develop an instructional CD-ROM based on the magazine's content (DiAMAR).