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Published October 2, 1995
According to FCC officials, the agency's staff has already endorsed a proposal by John Malone to give TCI a license to extend his DBS satellite reach. Malone is bidding against MCI and News Corp. for the last available satellite slot (N.Y. TIMES, 10/2). BUSINESS WEEK profiles Malone, noting he needs programming and that a "big deal" with Rupert Murdoch is possible. Another analyst, Raghu Ram of Alliance Capital Management, believe Malone could swap Liberty Media to Time Warner for their cable systems (BUSINESS WEEK, 10/9 issue)....Turner Sports President Harvey Schiller, on the effect of the Turner-Time Warner merger on the sports divisions: "I think things will remain relatively the same. ... It will take many weeks to get through everything" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 9/30).... Faced with the need for lower subscription rates and competition from the Internet, CompuServe will become the last of the major online services to accept advertising (AP/BOSTON GLOBE, 10/1)....NBC is expected to announce software today that allows audio and video to be received simultaneously via the Web at speeds used by most home computers (N.Y. TIMES, 10/2)....U.S. NEWS profiles media "minimoguls," with Raycom's Bert Ellis included (U.S. NEWS, 10/9 issue)....The Sabres have announced their line-up of team-produced programming for the Empire Sports Network. The Sabres' new in-house production department will handle game broadcasts, as well as "Sabres Game Night," "Live from the Aud," and the youth-oriented "In the Zone" (Sabres).... Prime Deportiva has added TCI of Puerto Rico to its affiliate list (Prime).