New York -- Classic Sports Network by ESPN will be adding
more than 1.2 million subscribers through carriage agreements with Tele-Communications
Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp., officials said last week.
Starting in May, TCI will launch CSN on expanded basic to
360,000 homes in the Chicago DMA and to 165,000 in Dallas. These analog launches are part
of an expanded affiliation relationship with TCI.
And as of May 1, EchoStar's Dish Network will start
carrying CSN, which is already part of DirecTv Inc.'s and PrimeStar Inc.'s