SBD/23/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     MD-based Home Team Sports will launch a World Wide Web site
this summer,  The service, which will provide programming
updates, player and event info and merchandise opportunities, is
being developed with NDC Group of Arlington, VA (GOULD MEDIA
SERVICES)....NBC's Bob Costas will host a two-hour special in
celebration of The Discovery Channel's 10th anniversary
(BROADCASTING & CABLE, 5/22).... During a panel discussion at the
Women's Sports Foundation's Summit '95 in Dallas on Sunday, ABC
programmer Lynn Stephans said she faced resistance from the ABC
sales staff in trying to find advertisers for "A Passion to
Play."  Stephans:  "Then I put two and two together.  The ABC
Sports staff was used to looking for advertisers interested in
attracting the lucrative 18- to 49-year-old male.  So I went to
our daytime and entertainment sales staff" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS,
5/22). ....America Online paid $46M for stock in two software
companies and announced alliances with CD-ROM makers in a bid to
bolster its Internet presence (WASHINGTON POST, 5/23).  America
Online CEO Steve Case appeared on CNBC's to offer his view on the
failed Intuit/ Microsoft merger and his hope that Microsoft stays
out of the online services market.  Case: "You get a broad range
of service from America Online for a fixed fee. ... The Microsoft
approach is more like a pay per view approach.  All we are saying
is give the consumers the choice" ("Business Insiders," 5/22).
....Ted Turner told the Video Software Dealers Association's
annual convention:  "I know I worry all the time.  I never think
I'm big enough.  This year we're going to do $3.4 billion, but I
just feel like I've got to have one of those over-the-air
networks" (AP/ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/23).... Rangers "insiders"
say former GM Tom Grieve likes his role on Prime telecasts so
much that "he might bypass any future front office opportunity"
(DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/21).
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