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ESPN To Broadcast NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, NBC Gets Divisional Round Matchup

04 / 22 / 14

ESPN will carry an NFL Wild Card playoff game this season, marking the first time an NFL postseason game will move off broadcast TV. ESPN has committed to pay $100M per season to carry the game, sources said. ESPN says the NFL exercised an option to move one Wild Card game to cable starting this sea...

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MLB ALL-STAR RATINGS WRAP-UP: LOW RATINGS FOR A REASON?

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07/12/96
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07/11/96
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07/11/96
FTC TO MEET JULY 19 TO DECIDE TIME-WARNER/TBS FATE

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07/11/96
PITTSBURGH-BASED IBL SIGNS PILSON COMMUNICATIONS FOR TV DEAL

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