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Volume 24 No. 156
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     The Raptors and the Grizzlies are expected to announce a
national TV deal today with CTV.  According to Vancouver
PROVINCE's Kent Gilchrist, that "will be quickly followed" by
announcements of local TV and radio deals for both teams
(Vancouver PROVINCE, 5/10)....The Golf Channel President Joe
Gibbs estimates their number of subscribers at between 80-
100,000, short of the channel's 2 million break-even point.
Gibbs says they could hit 2 million "anywhere from 18 to 36
months" (Barry Horn, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 5/9)....The Baseball
Network released its announcer line-up yesterday for the July 15
debut of "Baseball Night in America" on ABC.  New faces include
former Met Keith Hernandez, ESPN analyst Roy Smalley, CBS Radio
Sports' Jim Hunter, former pitcher Paul Splittorff and former
Royals manager John Wathan (TBN).... America Online said
yesterday that it has begun offering World Wide Web access to its
2 million subscribers (WASHINGTON TIMES, 5/10)....Following the
departure of Julie Moran to "Entertainment Tonight," Jack O'Hara,
Exec Producer of "ABC's Wide World of Sports" said the show will
employ a rotating host setup until the show's August hiatus.  A
decision will come later on what to do for next season (Michele
Greppi, N.Y. POST, 5/10)....DiAMAR Interactive has entered into a
licensing and distribution agreement with GOLF TIPS magazine to
develop an instructional CD-ROM based on the magazine's content