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Volume 24 No. 159
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MEDIA NOTES

     A federal antitrust probe of the cable TV home-shopping
business will force Comcast and TCI to extend the expiration date
for their offer to buy shares of QVC to October 21 (USA TODAY,
9/22)....Of cable TV's top 10 shows for week of September 5-11,
five were sports programming, including the top-rated Ginats-
Cardinals NFL game on TNT (MULTICHANNEL NEWS, 9/19)....Viacom
announced it will offer SportSouth, which carries Braves games,
to all of its cable customers in the Nashville area (Nashville
TENNESSEAN, 9/21).