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DISNEY'S SKATING AWAY WITH FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH ISU
Published September 18, 1998
ABC, ESPN and Lifetime "reached a five-year contract Thursday with the International Skating Union [ISU] to televise major figure and speed skating events run by the sports' governing body," according to Stephen Battaglio of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ABC, ESPN, and Lifetime will carry 60 hours of original programming per year beginning next fall. Included are "all ISU Olympic-eligible figure skating events, such as the world championships and Grand Prix competitions." The three nets, which will share 11 figure skating, five speed skating and four short-track events, will be able to "cross-promote events throughout the skating season." Live, same-day turnaround and post-produced events will all be featured (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/18). ESPN2 will also carry some events (Milton Kent, Baltimore SUN, 9/18).