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Volume 24 No. 117
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MEDIA NOTES

     Sony Corp. announced yesterday that it has taken a"staggering" $2.7B write-off on Sony Pictures Entertainment, ontop of a $510M operating loss on the studio.  The news, "shookthe entertainment industry and raised new questions about Sony'slong-range commitment to Hollywood" (L.A. TIMES, 11/18)....MiltonKent notes this weekend "will be fairly noteworthy for womensports announcers," with two all-female crews covering livenetwork TV events.  On ABC, ESPN's Robin Roberts and analystsBetsy Nagelsen and Pam Shriver work the Virginia SlimsChampionships.  Meanwhile, ESPN kicks off women's collegebasketball with Beth Mowlins, Mimi Griffin and Christine Brennan(Baltimore SUN, 11/18).