ESPN's "Up Close" with O.J. Simpson on January 15 drew
a 2.1 rating and was seen by 1.5 million households, a
"record audience" for the program (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/23).
...The '98 PBA Tour will debut on ESPN with the Brentwood
Classic this Sunday from 1:30-3:00pm EST. Among the new
additions on ESPN telecasts of the six-event Tour are a new
broadcast team of Mike Bush and Marshall Holman; a "mini-
arena" set up for telecasts; and microphones on the players
and coaches. Bleachers will also be placed down-lane on
both sides of the bowlers and closer to the bowlers (The
Marquee Group)....The ATP Tour announced that Hamburg-based
Kabel New Media will re-develop and market the Tour's Web
site, www.atptour.com., set to relaunch on March 1 (ATP).