ESPN sets launch of ESPN West

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ESPN said it is entering the regional cable TV sports network business with ESPN West. The Southern California-based network will be launched in October and compete with Fox Sports West and Fox Sports West 2. ESPN West will offer regional cable coverage of the National Hockey League's Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1998 and Major League Basball's Anaheim Angels beginning in 1999. ESPN, the Ducks and Angels are owned, at least partially, by Walt Disney Co.

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