SBD/6/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

     Fred Carter, former coach of the 76ers, will be the studio
analyst on ESPN2's "NBA 2Night."  The show will debut 9:30pm ET
Sunday from San Antonio after the NBA All-Star Game.  The regular
time slot will be at midnight.  Carter will appear from Thursday
through Saturday (PHILA. DAILY NEWS, 2/6)....Prime Sports will
not carry any Rangers telecasts this season.  The network had
broadcast Rangers game for 12 years, but games will instead air
on Lin Television's KXAS-TV and KXTX-TV stations.  Together, they
will air 138 games (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 2/4)....ESPN will
televise the 9th NPSL All-Star Game in Wichita on Sunday on tape
delay (NPSL)....Two CBS business units, Midwest Sports Channel,
the CBS-owned RSN in Minneapolis, and Teleport Minnesota, have
become part of Group W Satellite Communications, a division of
Westinghouse/CBS.  Jody Shapiro, VP/GM of HTS, will oversee MSC;
Altan Stalker, VP/GM of Group W Network Services, will oversee
Teleport Minnesota (Group W)....BUSINESS WEEK charts Web site
costs  for companies promoting their image, offering information
or content, and selling software or other products.  Costs in '97
for a promotional site are estimated at $681,000, content
$1,826,000, transactional $4.2M (BUSINESS WEEK, 2/12)....'92
Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie has a home page on the
Internet.  His site includes a periodic journal, with details on
his life and skating career.  Address: http://www.nvi.com/paulw
(Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 2/6)....Cap Cities/ABC posted a 2.3%
drop in fourth-quarter net income, "largely reflecting costs
related" to its acquisition by Walt Disney.  But ESPN continued
to show "significant revenue gains" (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
2/6).... Walter Isaacson, TIME's Managing Editor, on Magic
Johnson gracing the covers of Time and Newsweek:  "It's an
important cover not only in health and sports but for how our
society has changed in four years" ("Charlie Rose," PBS, 2/6).
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