SBD/21/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

          PERSONALITIES: In Toronto, veteran Canadian announcer
     Don Chevrier ranked the best hockey "play-callers," and
     named Fox's Mike Emrick "in a class by himself," with ESPN's
     Gary Thorne at No. 2 and Rangers play-by-play man Sam Rosen
     third (William Houston, Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/21).
     ...Flyers G Ron Hextall will work as a studio analyst for
     ESPN2's "NHL 2Night" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/21)....A
     cable outage in parts of Utah cut Insight Cable's service 20
     minutes into the Lakers-Jazz Game Two (DESERET NEWS, 5/20).
     ...CBS Sales President Joe Abruzzese told 1,000 onlookers at
     yesterday's CBS's fall network sales meeting, "No more
     Sunday afternoon movies, no more Sunday afternoon figure
     skating.  The AFC, .. is on the rise, and so is CBS."  CBS
     TV President Les Moonves: "The NFL will add male viewers and
     make us younger."  Abruzzese also said CBS is "on target"
     with ad projections of "breaking even this year," and has
     $25M in new advertisers for its AFC package (Rudy Martzke,
     USA TODAY, 5/21)....SportsLine USA shares fell 13% to 26 5/8
     on news "that it may have lost the competition for the
     production contract" for NFL.com (HOLLY. REPORTER, 5/21). 

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