SBD/6/Sports Media


          HOCKEY ON THE NET: "Hockey Night in Canada" has
     launched its Web site at  The site
     includes NHL summaries and highlights; a Hotstove Lounge;
     and old CBC radio broadcasts "from the Original Six days"
     (GLOBE & MAIL, 1/3)....The Canadiens launched their official
     Web site at  The site, designed by GE
     Capital's Technology Management Services Division, was
     launched on Christmas and "claims to have received 500,000
     page views in its first 90 minutes."  The site has separate
     English and French areas (GAZETTE, 12/28)....The Nashville
     Predators launched their Web site at  The site
     was designed by Nashville-based Athena Computer Learning
     Center, and can also be linked from (Predators).
          NOTES: In DC, Harry Jaffe writes that Washington Post
     columnist Michael Wilbon "may leave the Post for big bucks
     at his hometown daily, the Chicago Tribune" (WASHINGTONIAN,
     1/98)....In a letter to shareholders, Disney Chair Michael
     Eisner addressed ABC's declining TV ratings.  In the letter,
     Eisner noted that ABC TV represented "only" 8% of total
     profits at Disney's ABC Inc.  Industry sources "suggested"
     that ESPN and ABC Radio "all added more to the company's
     bottom line than ABC TV (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1/6)....ESPN
     ran promos for "The Tony Kornheiser Show," which debuted
     yesterday on ESPN Radio, during the early "SportsCenter."
     ESPN also promoed "Gamenight," which moved yesterday from
     weekend nights to seven nights a week (THE DAILY, 1/5).

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