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FOOTBALL NETWORK TO LAUNCH WITH TAG: ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH!
Published July 17, 1998
The Football Network, a 24-hour-a-day cable channel, will kickoff on September 5, according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. The channel's creator, 30-year-old TV producer Jantonio Turner, has been working on its development for two years and says, "I could see us maybe making a splash from the start." The channel's slogan is "Enough is NEVER Enough." Turner has established relations with a nationwide distribution cable co-op called NCTC, which reps more than 5,300 local cable systems with 8.5 million subscribers. Hoffarth also notes that DirecTV or EchoStar "should have no problem providing room" for the station. Programming will "likely be limited to anything below NCAA Division I, but not excluding semipro, high school and youth leagues" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 7/17).