Pay Per View Briefs


Houston -- Fox Sports Net Southwest
will distribute via pay-per-view a Sept. 18 Rice University-University of Texas
college-football game to participating cable and satellite systems in Texas.

Fox Sports acquired the PPV rights to the game when it was
not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable-television distribution, network
executives said.

The suggested retail price for the event is $24.95 prior to
the game and $29.95 on game day.

Encino, Calif. -- Spring Communications
will distribute a live pay-per-view concert featuring legendary country-music singer Merle
Haggard Oct. 2.

The event, from Las Vegas, will feature Haggard performing
more than 35 hits. Also scheduled to perform during the event are country-music star
Johnny Cash, pop star Jewel and television-music personality Dick Clark, Spring said.

The suggested retail price for the event is $19.95, the
company added.

Atlanta -- Continuing its ancillary pay-per-view wrestling
events, World Championship Wrestling
will distribute profiles of two of its more popular wrestlers in October and November.

Viewer's Choice will distribute a profile on "The
Nature Boy" Ric Flair in a one-hour PPV event Oct. 5, while "Hollywood"
Hulk Hogan takes center stage in a Nov. 3, one-hour event, according to the organization.

The suggested retail price for both events is $5.95, the
WCW said.