SBD/3/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     The Women's Basketball Association will begin its fourth
season with a three-year TV deal with Liberty Sports.  This year,
the WBA expands its schedule to 36 games, with Liberty carrying
80 regular season games, the All-Star Game and the playoffs on
its Prime Sports RSNs and the Women's Sports & Entertainment
Network (WBA)....The Broncos topped the Rockies in the ratings
Sunday.  Broncos-Seahawks drew a 25 rating/47 share, while the
Rockies wild card clincher drew a 17/33 (Colorado Springs GAZETTE
TELEGRAPH, 10/3).... The Big East Conference has launched a site
on the Web on ESPNET SportsZone (ESPN)....Int'l Skating Union
President Ottavio Cinquanta announced the completion of the ISU's
"multi-million dollar, worldwide" TV agreement yesterday, which
will extend through '99.  Networks involved include ABC (U.S.),
CTV (Canada), TF/1 (France), and most likely EBU (Europe).
Negotiations are ongoing in Japan, the Far East and Southeast
Asia.  The networks will have exclusive rights to the 11 ISU
Championships, including the World and European Figure Skating
Championships (ISU)....NESN has developed a site on the Web
featuring info on the Bruins and Red Sox (GOULD MEDIA,
10/3)....Fox Sports has announced it '95-96 NHL schedule, which
kicks off with the All-Star Game January 20.  The Bruins,
Blackhawks, Rangers, Flyers and Devils are the only teams to be
featured every week (Fox).
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