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     Time Warner Inc. said yesterday that ABC News and NBC News
would join in the interactive news-on-demand service to be
offered on Time Warner's Full Service network next year.  The
network will be introduced in Orlando and will include news, TV
programming and reports by Time Warner publications like Time,
Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, Entertainment Weekly and Life
(BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS, 10/12)....Softkey International Inc.
said it will begin selling CD-Rom based calendars of Sports
Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.  The CD-Rom, priced $29.95,
is the most "heavily ordered" CD that SoftKey has ever published
(WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/12)....In Philadelphia, Robert Seltzer
critiques last weekend's boxing telecast, CBS' first boxing
telecast in four years: "It was a good spectacle for a sport that
sorely needs network exposure" (PHILA. INQUIRER, 10/12)....CBS,
NBC and NBC drew just 58% of all prime-time viewing last week,
down from 63% a year ago.  Most of the loss of viewing share was
due to the lack of baseball coverage, which normally draws
viewers away from cable (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/12). ....The
Tigers signed a 5-year deal with WKBD Channel 50.  No dollar
figures were announced, but Channel 50 will air 60 games a season
and will have a "virtual lock on Detroit TV sports, as it already
airs the Pistons and Red Wings" (DETROIT NEWS, 10/11).