SBD/6/Sports Media


     Vancouver's new GM Place is being referred to by print and
broadcast journalist as "The Garage" (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL,
12/6)...Fox Sports President David Hill commented on this week's
experiment using Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson as analysts
without a play-by-play announcer.  Hill: "Traditionalists need
not fear. This is just a test, not a direction Fox Sports plans
to move" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 12/6)....Beginning December 17,
Prime will air "The Women's Basketball Show," a pre-game and
halftime show that looks at the major stories, results and trends
in the women's game, hosted by Leandra Reilly (Prime)....The
Canadian Senate Banking Committee has recommended amendments to
C-103, which has been called the bill "to stop Sports Illustrated
in Canada."  The committee recommends Sports Illustrated Canada
be "grandfathered" and only subject to an 80% tax if it proceeds
with plans to increase frequency (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL,
12/6)....The current SI features Austin Murphy on his "five day
binge of sports viewing on DirectTV."  It's entitled "Tell Laura
I Love Her."  DirecTV spokesperson Linda Brill:  "I compare it to
going to the grocery store.  Of course you don't buy everything
every time you go.  But it's nice to know it's there if you need
it" (SI, 12/11).
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