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Verizon To Offer "Slim" TV Packages Through FiOS That Includes ESPN, FS1

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

Verizon on Thursday announced that its FiOS service beginning Sunday will offer "slim" new TV packages that include "broadcasters such as ABC and Fox, as well as CNN, AMC, Food Network and others," according to Ramachandran & Knutson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Consumers "can then add on 'channe...

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10/24/97
WILL NBC OFFER MAKE-GOODS IF SERIES DOESN'T DELIVER?

Thursday''s Game Five of the World Series earned a preliminary overnight rating of 18.5/30 (THE DAILY). AFTER FOUR: In N.Y., Michael Starr reports that Game Four earned a final national rating of 15.5

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10/24/97
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PROGRAMMING: On CBS'' "60 Minutes" Sunday, national basketball scout Bob Gibbons "contends that big-name athletic footwear makers are corrupting high schoolers -- even preteens, in some cases -- by gi

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10/24/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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Tags: ABC, CBS, McDonalds, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

10/23/97
MEDIA NOTES

FRANCHISES: The Eagles TV Network, the team''s in-house production and programming arm, will be seen on stations throughout PA, inculding flagship WPHL-WB in Philadelphia; WPMT-Fox in Harrisburg, York

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10/23/97
THE WORLD SERIES: NUMBERS YET TO SHOW MUCH SIGNS OF LIFE

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10/23/97
ONLINE NEWS & NOTES: NHL PUTS THE PUCK IN THE AUDIONET

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10/22/97
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10/22/97
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10/22/97
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