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Published October 14, 2011
CHANGE IN SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING: In San Antonio, Valentino Lucio reported many TV providers "planned to start offering" NBA League Pass on Tuesday, but to "avert unnecessary charges, they have postponed selling the service until the lockout is resolved." DirecTV announced that it "wouldn't auto-renew customers who previously bought the service, and if the season is salvaged, NBA League Pass customers would pay an adjusted price to compensate for the lost games." FS Southwest PR Dir Ramon Alvarez said that "without new games to show, the network potentially could broadcast classic Spurs games as a substitute" (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 10/13).
DEVIL DAYS: SI.com’s Richard Deitsch reports truTV will air a documentary on Duke’s back-to-back national championship teams “next March before the NCAA tournament.” “Duke ’91 & ‘92” will be exec produced by Grant Hill and Christian Laettner, who were on those teams. Hill said that he “believed that he and Laettner could produce a balanced documentary that was not merely an infomercial for all things Duke” (SI.com, 10/14).
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: MSL, the Spanish company that supplies timing, scoring, graphics and games management software services, will be executing full service provision for a major Games event for the first time at the '11 Pan American Games, which start Saturday in Guadalajara (THE DAILY).