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ESPN To Renew Deal To Televise Pro Football HOF Enshrinement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 14

ESPN this week is expected to announce that it "has signed a new seven-year deal to televise" the Pro Football HOF's annual induction ceremony through '20, "the league’s 100th anniversary season." ESPN Senior VP/Programming Acquisitions Burke Magnus said that the net is "paying the hall...

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NBC, San Antonio Spurs, TBS/TNT, WNBA

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FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, News Corp./Fox, San Francisco 49ers

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Tags: And 1, Converse, Dallas Stars, Fila USA, NBA, Nike, Reebok, Russell Athletic, Southwest Sports Group, Washington Nationals

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