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TEAM MEDIA NOTES: PANTHERS AIM FOR BROADER REACH
Published October 17, 1996
TCI is still in negotiations with SportsChannel Florida to carry the channel along with its coverage of the Panthers, according to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. TCI's 330,000 South Florida subscribers have not been able to view Panthers' games on SportsChannel. The Panthers play the Avalanche tonight, and while both ESPN2 and SportsChannel carry the game, many South Florida residents won't be able to see it. ESPN2 will be blacked out because of NHL rules (MIAMI HERALD, 10/17)....The lack of TV coverage for seven of the NHL Kings' first nine road games is due to scheduling choices made by Prime Ticket, not the team's decision, according to Kings' officials. Kings Dir of PR Nick Salata: "It was Prime's choice. People ask us why there are less games on TV and its just that Prime has more product" (L.A. TIMES, 10/16). ...With the case between the NBA and WGN pending, WGN will air movies and other programming to cable viewers outside Chicago for its 35 Bulls games, while local viewers will get the games (INSIDE MEDIA ONLINE, 10/17).