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MEDIA NOTES

     SportsChannel New York will name Ian Eagle as the TV voice
for the Nets.  Eagle will reportedly sign a three-year deal.
Steve Albert was officially named by the team as their radio
voice (Bob Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/29)... Westinghouse
Electric is negotiating to keep CBS Broadcast Group President
Peter Lund with the network after it closes its purchase of CBS.
But Lund's "future role is unclear" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/30).
Westinghouse's challenge in bringing CBS' ratings back to the
tier of ABC and NBC is profiled by Bill Carter in today's N.Y.
TIMES.  CBS faces "a daunting rebuilding challenge with a
distribution system seriously damaged by the defections" in such
cities as Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Milwaukee (N.Y. TIMES,
10/30)....Over 24 million people in the U.S. and Canada are
already on the Internet, according to a Dun & Bradstreet/ Nielsen
survey, including around 11% of the population over the age of
16.  Over 17.6 million people use the Web (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
10/30)....Prime Sports Merchandising kicked off their "Players
Club" show on Prime Sports-KBL Pittsburgh on Saturday.  The 30-
minute program featured interviews with Pittsburgh's pro athletes
and offered home shopping opportunities (Prime Sports
Merchandising)....The "Official 1995 World Series Video,"
produced and released by MLB Home Video, hits shelves November 16
(Orion Home Video News).
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