NORTH & SOUTH: Ottawa Sports Radio (OSR-1200), the
area's first all-sports station, will launch next month.
OSR VP & GM Dianne Wilson: "It's going to be a guys-oriented
station. Our target is the 35-year-old guy, who probably
works in high-tech, and has children playing soccer and
hockey." The Senators recently signed a 10-year deal with
OSR, giving the station English broadcast rights. Wilson,
who said the station will "ride the Senators" interest as
much as possible, said, "If they go in the crapper, so do
we" (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 8/18)....Winnipeg business exec Izzy
Asper announced a C$950M deal making his CanWest Global
Communications Corp. a national TV system. CanWest said it
will buy 11 TV stations currently owned by WIC Ltd., which
"propels CanWest ahead of rival network CTV" as the largest
privately owned Canadian broadcaster (GLOBE & MAIL, 8/19).
...Fox Sports South, the U.S.'s largest RSN, has reached the
seven million subscriber mark with the addition of Time
Warner Cable of Davidson County, NC (Fox Sports Southwest).