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Published October 3, 1995
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).