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              In Detroit, Bill Halls profiled ESPN Magazine, as the
         10-by-12 format, the same size as Rolling Stone, is designed
         to "make generous use" of photos, graphics, "often droll
         lists, short commentary and longer pieces written by some of
         the nation's top sportswriters," as well as members of
         ESPN's TV staff (DETROIT NEWS, 2/18).                  
              AT FOX: Fox Kids Worldwide reached a preliminary
         agreement to acquire a stake in Fox Kids Network, previously
         owned by Fox affils, in the "first step by Fox to help pay
         for its massive" NFL contract (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/19)... 
         Time Warner Cable of Pittsfield announced that it will begin
         providing Fox Sports New England (FSNE) as part of the
         system's "Standard Service" beginning March 1 (FSNE)....Fox
         Sports Americas has surpassed the 9 million subscriber mark,
         more than tripling its Latin American distribution to 7.2
         million since launching in November '96 (FSA).
              NOTES: Tommy John was added to the Yankees' broadcast
         booth on WPIX-NY (N.Y. TIMES, 2/19)....The Warriors agreed
         to a three-year radio extension with KNBR-AM, currently in
         its 12th season as the team's flagship (OAKLAND TRIBUNE,
         2/18). ...Germany's highest court ruled Tuesday that TV
         stations should not be allowed to show short highlights of
         pro sports events without paying broadcast rights.  But the
         court "insisted," that the cost of the rights "should not be
         excessive" to ensure broadcasters access (REUTERS, 2/18).

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