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     A NY State Supreme Court ruling that Prodigy "is a publisher
and may be sued for libel could have a far-reaching impact on how
much other online services try to regulate all kinds of content"
(Michelle Slatalla, N.Y. NEWSDAY, 5/27)....SportsChannel New
England VP & GM Marc Edwards denied rumors that the RSN will
close its Woburn, MA, office and move its operations out of the
region.  Edwards:  "If anything, we're looking to expand our
local programming" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/26)....Rupert Murdoch's News
Corp. is considering buying its own TV satellite to launch
digital TV service over Europe (FINANCIAL TIMES, 5/28).... NBC is
studying the possibility of beaming broadcasts into Japan via
satellite (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/28).