Tennis Nets Carriage Gains


With rollouts continuing, The Tennis Channel will soon be available in 25
markets, according to network officials.

The fledgling service -- which bowed May 15 in some 3 million homes -- will
be launched on Time Warner Cable systems in Los Angeles and Orange County,
Calif.; and Houston and Albany/Schenectady, N.Y. Network officials said Cox
Communications Inc. will also make the service available in Orange County this

The network June 21 will bow Girls on Tour, an exclusive,
no-holds-barred look at the live of such WTA Tour players as Serena Williams,
Anna Kournikova and Jennifer Capriati, on and off the court.