Ottawa— Denver-based cable operator LyncStar
Communications LLC is moving to compete with Rogers Cablesystems
for subscribers in Canada's capital here. Its subsidiary, LyncStar Canada, signed a
deal with Minto Developments, the city's biggest landlord, to supply cable to about
10,000 of its rental units. If approved by regulators, the deal would bring direct cable
competition into the heart of Rogers' Ontario territory.

Denver— Fred Vierra, formerly vice chairman and
CEO of Tele-Communications International Inc. (TINTA), was named managing director,
international, at media and telecommunications investment bank Daniels & Associates.
Vierra, who served as Daniels' executive vice president from 1979 to 1983, will also
continue to serve as vice chairman of TINTA's board of directors.

New York— ESPN International and the National
Basketball Association
renewed an agreement to air NBA games live on ESPN
International's networks through 2002. The agreement includes 52 regular-season games
per year, the NBA All-Star Game and postseason competition, including the NBA Finals.