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

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NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL With Separate Three-, Six-Year Packages

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

U.S. bids to carry EPL games have to be submitted by Aug. 6, and all the usual suspects are planning to be involved -- incumbent NBC, ESPN and Fox, according to multiple sources. The new wrinkle in this bidding process is that the EPL has told the networks that it will accept both three-year and six...

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Tags: Media, English Premier League

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SportsBusiness Journal: CBS sells Thursday presenting positions

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SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Promotes Hong, Vertino

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SportsBusiness Daily: Showtime's "Inside The NFL" Moving To Tuesday

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SportsBusiness Journal: Conference TV roundup

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Tags: In-Depth, Media, College Football Preview, Colleges

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SportsBusiness Journal: Over the top brings promise and concern

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBA Kings sign lucrative TV extension

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