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THE NFL ONLINE: AOL, ABC TO JOINTLY PRODUCE AREA
Published September 6, 1996
ABC Sports and America Online have reached a deal with the NFL to create a three-way partnership in which AOL becomes the exclusive commercial on-line area of the NFL through Super Bowl XXXI, the '98 Pro Bowl and the NFL Draft. ABC Sports, along with the NFL and AOL, will produce the area called, Team NFL. Team NFL will launch later this month and provide complete team information, a cyberspace showdown sponsored by Sprint, live on- screen statistics from ABC's Monday Night Football and a merchandise section (ABC). ONLINE NEWS: On-line coverage of pro football is profiled by Phil Gulick in St. Petersburg. He notes AOL leads all providers "with its comprehensive and tidy sports pages." Prodigy's "makeover includes more presentable and varied sports pages" (ST. PETE TIMES, 9/6)....The Jaguars' Kevin Hardy joins NFL.com to write a weekly diary during the season, detailing life as an NFL rookie (ProServ).