SBD/19/Sports Media

MEDIA NOTES

          NORTH & SOUTH: Ottawa Sports Radio (OSR-1200), the
     area's first all-sports station, will launch next month. 
     OSR VP & GM Dianne Wilson: "It's going to be a guys-oriented
     station.  Our target is the 35-year-old guy, who probably
     works in high-tech, and has children playing soccer and
     hockey."  The Senators recently signed a 10-year deal with
     OSR, giving the station English broadcast rights.  Wilson,
     who said the station will "ride the Senators" interest as
     much as possible, said, "If they go in the crapper, so do
     we" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 8/18)....Winnipeg business exec Izzy
     Asper announced a C$950M deal making his CanWest Global
     Communications Corp. a national TV system.  CanWest said it
     will buy 11 TV stations currently owned by WIC Ltd., which
     "propels CanWest ahead of rival network CTV" as the largest
     privately owned Canadian broadcaster (GLOBE & MAIL, 8/19).
     ...Fox Sports South, the U.S.'s largest RSN, has reached the
     seven million subscriber mark with the addition of Time
     Warner Cable of Davidson County, NC (Fox Sports Southwest).

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