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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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07/18/97
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Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Champ Car World Series, Chicago Cubs, ESPN, MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Philadelphia Phillies, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, WNBA

07/18/97
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Tags: CBS, Comcast-Spectacor, IndyCar, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nielsen, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Media, Viacom

07/18/97
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Tags: Media, SportsLine.com

07/18/97
SCIDEL TECHNOLOGY FEATURED FOR TWO COREL WTA TOUR EVENTS

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Tags: News Corp./Fox, Media

07/18/97
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Tags: Cablevision, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media

07/17/97
FCC SAYS CLASSIC SPORTS HAS CASE AGAINST CABLEVISION

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07/17/97
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, ESPN, HBO, MLB, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

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