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CABLE NOTES: FCC ORDERS SPORTSCHANNEL TO GO WIRELESS
Published August 30, 1995
The FCC ordered the SportsChannel unit of NY's Cablevision Systems Corp. to offer its programming to CellularVision of New York -- a company that competes with the cable operator in parts of New York. The FCC called on Cablevision to sell SportsChannel programming to the wireless company on "non-discriminatory terms" within 45 days (CellularVision)....Comcast Cable will make Home Team Sports' signal available to its 285,000 subscribers in Harford, Howard and Baltimore counties in MD for next Tuesday and Wednesday -- the nights Cal Ripken is expected to tie and break Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak (Milton Kent, Baltimore SUN, 8/30)....The AHL Springfield Falcons have announced an agreement with Continental Cablevision to televise six games live this upcoming season. Continental will carry a game a month, with the possibility that additional games will be scheduled throughout the season (Falcons)....SportsChannel Ohio has reached an agreement with Creative Sports Marketing to televise Big Ten and Ohio State football and basketball games during the upcoming '95- 96 season. The deal calls for 10 Big Ten football games beginning September 16, and up to 22 Big Ten 20 Ohio State hoops games. The games will only be seen in the Akron, Cleveland and Cincinnati markets (SC/Ohio).