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Published December 14, 1995
Philadelphia's Fox affil agreed to guarantee purchase of all unsold tickets for Sunday's Eagles-Cardinals game. Roughly 4,000 tickets remain. Sources say the station wants to assure a "perfect lead-in" for a one-hour special on Vietnam (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 12/14)....ESPN tennis analyst Mary Carillo will reportedly move to HBO for a "long-term exclusive" deal to cover Wimbledon once her ESPN deal expires at the end of the year. Carillo has renewed her contract with CBS to handle U.S. Open coverage (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 12/14)....Basic cable delivered its highest prime-time rating for an official Nielsen 30-week season, in the period ended December 10. Basic cable had a 19.5 rating, a gain of 26.6% over last year's 15.4. The major broadcast networks set a new low with a 36.3, down 4.3% from '94 (AD AGE ONLINE, 12/14).... Stella Interactive, a sports multimedia software publisher, announced they will release "Florida Football" and "Nebraska Football" on CD-ROM, focussing on the history and highlights of both programs. The programs are part of the ABC Sports series that also include Notre Dame, Michigan, Florida State, USC, Ohio State and Penn State (Stella Interactive).