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INTERACTIVE UPDATE: NFL PARTNERS WITH AMERICA ONLINE, ABC
Published September 19, 1995
ABC Sports and America Online have entered into an agreement with the NFL for AOL to be "the exclusive online provider for the NFL," according to CNBC. The official NFL area on the online service will debut in October ("Sports View," CNBC, 9/18). "Team NFL" on AOL will reside in the service's sports channel and will include info for fans updated through the '96 Pro Bowl, as well as message boards, live chats, team and player profiles, stats, schedules and other information. Also, fans will be able to vote for their Pro Bowl choices through AOL. The site will be produced by ABC Sports (REUTERS/DAILY VARIETY, 9/19). TSN HITS THE WEB: Philadelphia-based sports wire service, The Sports Network, and WAIS Inc. have announced a Web site featuring TSN's "real-time" sports information. Address: http://www.sportsnetwork.com (TSN). OTHER ONLINE NEWS: Officials from both Prodigy and CompuServe have denied an AD AGE story that CompuServe was exploring buying 50% of Prodigy (DAILY VARIETY, 9/19)....DWA Golf has announced its inaugural presence on the Net -- the GHP Heartland Classic Web page on this week's LPGA Tour event. Address: http://www.tgmedia.com/lpga (DWA Golf).