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Published September 14, 1995
While negotiations between Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner "are heating up and going well, no one close to the talks expects an agreement until at least next week," according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The "sticking point is control," with talks revolving around how to make TBS Chair Ted Turner, Time Warner Chair Gerald Levin and TCI Chair John Malone "equal partners" in the new company (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/14)....Walt Disney and Cap Cities/ ABC said that the Justice Dept. has asked for additional information before ruling on the companies' proposed merger (N.Y. TIMES, 9/14)....The IHL's national TV debut will be the Minnesota Moose-L.A. Ice Dogs on SportsChannel October 1. In addition to SportsChannel's eight regional networks, the game will be available over Prime Network. SportsChannel will originate as many as 21 IHL telecasts this year, including the All-Star Game on January 12-13 and a game of the week beginning March 16 (IHL)....Twenty Orlando Solar Bears' inaugural season games will be televised on the Sunshine Network (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 9/14). ....Fred Couples joins ESPN for the Senior Tour Vantage Championship September 29-October 1 (USA TODAY, 9/14).... ESPN released its '95-96 women's NCAA basketball schedule, including eight exhibitions against the U.S. Women's National Team on both ESPN and ESPN2 (ESPN).