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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Three Networks Submit Bids For NFL's "TNF" Package; ABC, Turner Not Among Them

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 22 / 18

Surprisingly, only three TV networks -- CBS, Fox and NBC -- submitted formal bids for the NFL’s “TNF” package, suggesting that the TV home for the much-criticized package could change next season. Sources say that CBS and NBC submitted bids that would pay a lower rights fee than th...

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Tags: Media, NFL, ABC, Turner Sports

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