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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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NBC SPORTS STANDS BY ALBERT: HE WILL CALL NBA PLAYOFF ACTION

NBC Sports announced yesterday that Marv Albert will work on its NBA telecasts despite being indicted on sexual assault charges. In a statement, NBC said that Albert "has vehemently denied all the ser

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05/23/97
EVENT PRODUCTIONS: MARQUEE GROUP NAILS SKATING DEAL

The UPN Network has signed a multi-year deal with The Marquee Group to air the U.S. Open Professional Figure Skating Championships. The Championships marks UPN''s first foray into sports entertainment

Tags: CBS, ESPN, Motorola, Media, UPN, Viacom, Visa, Walt Disney

05/23/97
SHARKS AND LOCAL SCIENCE MUSEUM TEAM UP ON UNIQUE WEBSITE

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GOLF TRADES GIVE WINNERS AND LOSERS IN PGA TOUR TV DEAL

The PGA Tour "achieved its two primary objectives -- maximizing rights fees and consolidating its broadcasting mix -- with the completion" of its domestic TV rights negotiations for events starting in

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