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MULTIMEDIA UPDATE: FOOTBALL ON CD-ROM; SHAQ ON YOUR PC

     ABC SPORTS:  Cap Cities/ABC and Stella Interactive Inc. have
announced a partnership to "produce and develop a series of
interactive college sports CD-ROM reference titles in conjunction
with ABC Sports."  The "College Sports Series" features ABC's
Keith Jackson hosting an "interactive tour" through the archives
of six teams.  Stella Interactive has licensing agreements with
Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State, Florida State and Penn
State.  The disks will be available in August and September (Cap
Cities/ABC).
     NBC SPORTS:  RealTime Sports, NBC Sports and NBC Digital
Publishing have announced the release of "The '95-96 NFL
Interactive Yearbook" -- called the "ultimate multimedia guide to
the NFL."  Hosting will be NBC analyst Phil Simms.  The
"Yearbook" will feature stats, '94 reviews, '95 previews, info on
the expansion teams, merchandise sales, and a "free online
service to provide seamless downloading of the latest NFL
statistics and previews" (NBC).
     SI FOR KIDS:  SI For Kids has launched a site on the World
Wide Web as an "integral part" of Pathfinder's "Kid's Stuff" --
an area on the net dedicated to kids.  Located at
http://www.pathfinder.com/SIFK, the SI For Kids site includes a
home page, features from that month's issue, a sports quiz,
contributions from readers, an Olympic countdown, and stories on
games and software (SI for Kids).
     DIGITAL SHAQ:  Microsoft Chair Bill Gates and Shaquille
O'Neal unveil Shaq World, an online feature on the soon-to-be-
launched Microsoft Network, at a Microsoft Multimedia Conference
today near L.A.  Featured:  Stats for the Magic and other NBA
teams, the "Shaq Paq" for kids, Shaq's diary, "The Show" -- a
look at Shaq's entertainment ventures, and a "Cyber Shop."  Shaq
World, designed by Magnet Interactive Studios, will carry ads,
but no sponsors have been announced (Dottie Enrico, USA TODAY,
7/18).
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