SBD/7/Sports Media

ESPN INTERNATIONAL SNAGS MLB DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS

     ESPN Int'l has acquired exclusive distribution rights to a
supplemental package of MLB games for the remainder of '96 and
'97.  In addition to rights to all ESPN domestic regular season
games, ESPN Int'l has also acquired rights to divisional playoff
games, the All-Star Game, All-Star Work Out Day, both LCS's and
the World Series.  ESPN Int'l Senior VP & Managing Dir David
Zucker:  "Our networks in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East
will receive a full compliment of great games from a sport which
is rapidly becoming one of the world's most popular" (ESPN
Int'l).
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