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Published December 7, 1995
HBO is "beating the publicity drum" for its December 15 boxing telecast featuring Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya will have a public workout next Tuesday at the Official All-Star Cafe (Neal Travis, N.Y. POST, 12/7)....A shakeup at Boston's all-sports WEEI-AM as Ross Elder leaves his post as GM to become COO of Palm Beach Radio Broadcasters, affiliated with WEEI parent, American Radio Systems. Bill Ebben, who had overseen sales of Red Sox advertising on WEEI, was promoted to General Sales Manager. John Maguire was named VP/Station Manager (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/6)....The AHL announced the premiere of "Rinkside," the league's weekly TV magazine show that will debut this weekend in the U.S. and Canada. The show is produced by Pyman Productions of Ontario and will run for 26 weeks concluding with the Calder Cup Championships. "Rinkside" will be sponsored by Chrysler Canada and Tim Hortons (AHL)....Today's WALL STREET JOURNAL looks at interactive TV and the internet. With faster cable modems and digital phone lines expected to be more widely available next year, an internet service "could pipe video such as the evening news and sports shorts" into a personal computer or TV monitor (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 12/7)....In reviewing sites on the World Wide Web, INSIDE MEDIA give ESPNET's "Sportszone" a rating of 8. The "highlight is Games of the Day" with its complete statistics, but there is "not a lot of variety to page designs. No flash" (INSIDE MEDIA, 12/15 issue)....Sports hold the top grossing pay- per-view events. According to a GOULD MEDIA SERVICES review, the Top 10 PPV events of '95 include boxing (3), wrestling (5), soccer (1) and combat sports (1) (GOULD MEDIA).