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NETWORKS DEAL WITH LOSS OF RAIDERS IN NO. 2 TV MARKET
Published July 5, 1995
With the Raiders leaving L.A., the No. 2 media market in the U.S., Fox and NBC are each dealing with the situation in their own ways. Fox, which signed a four-year, $1.56B deal in '93 to broadcast NFC games, "is asking for a rebate." NBC, on the other hand, "seems to have faith" that NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will return pro football to L.A. "as quickly as possible." NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol: "At this point I have full confidence in Paul and the owners that this is something that's going to evolve. It'll probably take 12 to 18 months to come to fruition. I'm pretty comfortable with the fact that things will be OK" (Mike Bruton, KNIGHT-RIDDER/SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 7/1).