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MEDIA NOTES

          NETWORK SPORTS: In N.Y., Josef Adalian wrote that ABC's
     "TimeCop," which airs before "MNF," has "finished dead last
     in its time slot every week."  Adalian added that "since ABC
     owns ESPN, some insiders think the network should air a
     special edition of ESPN's 'SportsCenter' before 'Monday
     Night Football'" (N.Y. POST, 10/13)....MEDIAWEEK's Langdon
     Brockinton reports that NBC has acquired broadcast rights to
     the World Skiing Championships (Nordic and alpine) from '99-
     2005. Both events, previously held by ABC, take place in
     '99, 2001, 2003 and 2005 (MEDIAWEEK, 10/13 issue).
          OTHER: The NFL has approved a three-year renewal of
     DirecTV's NFL Season Ticket package, "at more than double
     the previous price, which was undisclosed" (Rudy Martzke,
     USA TODAY, 10/15)....In N.Y., Michael Katz reports that the
     Lennox Lewis-Andrew Golota fight received 250,000-275,000
     PPV buys (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/15)....ESPN's "NBA Today" on
     Tuesday showed highlights of Sunday's ABL Glory-Blizzard
     game.  ESPN is a broadcast partner of the WNBA (THE DAILY).

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