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NFL Distances Itself From Reports It Is Close To Renewing With DirecTV For Sunday Ticket12 / 13 / 13
The NFL is pushing back on reports that the league is close to renewing its DirecTV deal for NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL says the two longtime partners still are negotiating, but have not agreed to the framework of any deal. NFL Media Group VP/Communications Alex Riethmiller said, "We do not have an...
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