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GOLF CHANNEL EYES RISE IN MEMBERSHIP WITH TIME WARNER DEAL
Published January 10, 1996
The Golf Channel announced it has reached agreement with Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable operator in the country. The deal allows individual Time Warner cable systems to negotiate with The Golf Channel and put the channel on their systems. Time Warner Cable serves 11.5 million cable homes in the United States (Golf Channel). Also, TGC has "finally made a breakthrough in Boston" with Cablevision introducing the channel last week to its subscribers, according to Jack Craig of the BOSTON GLOBE. The channel now has 1.45 million subscribers nationwide, but "that number is growing steadily as regional systems are finally opening channels" (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/7). The Golf Channel has hired LPGA golfers Beth Daniel and Jane Geddes as analysts (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 1/9).