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Published June 7, 1995
Among the new services announced by AT&T yesterday -- including on-screen banking -- was the option for consumers to get various types of news, sports, TV listings and stock quotes on their TV sets for $6 a month (WASHINGTON TIMES, 6/7)....Don King is seeking prices of $45.95 to $54.95 for the Tyson-McNeely fight, prompting TCI to say that unless the price comes down they won't offer the fight to their 11 million subscribers (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 6/7)....ESPN is not employing its "second-base camera" in the College World Series since the camera went down with oneAustralia during the America's Cup (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/6)....In New York, Phil Mushnick reports that one effect of the baseball strike has been that Phoenix Communications' "This Week in Baseball" has been relegated to "filler slots" in many MLB markets (N.Y. POST, 6/7)....Criticism of lyrics from Time Warner artists may cause the company to sell its music division. Some company insiders believe Time Warner's cable strategy -- dependent on government regulation -- is "not compatible" with the pop music business (L.A. TIMES, 6/7)....In Philadelphia, Mike Bruton examines the effect of the Devils' trapping style on NHL ratings. ESPN Producer Tom McNeely: "New Jersey is playing pretty good hockey, but it's not necessarily the greatest hockey to watch." ESPN analyst Bill Clement: "The sport has to address the deterioration of the entertainment value" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 6/7).....Despite rumors CBS would switch its online presence to America Online, CBS Exec VP/Commun. & Marketing George Schweitzer said the network is pleased with its Prodigy deal and might look to expand it (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 6/5 issue).