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NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL With Separate Three-, Six-Year Packages

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

U.S. bids to carry EPL games have to be submitted by Aug. 6, and all the usual suspects are planning to be involved -- incumbent NBC, ESPN and Fox, according to multiple sources. The new wrinkle in this bidding process is that the EPL has told the networks that it will accept both three-year and six...

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Tags: Cablevision, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, NBC, New York Knicks, Media, Walt Disney

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: CBS, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, CBS, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, Seattle Mariners, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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