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

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 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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Future Of Miami ePrix Uncertain

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Millions Follow Women's World Cup

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Pan Am Games Ticket Sales Struggle

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CONCACAF Lays Out Plan For Reform

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MasterCard Renews UEFA CL Deal

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Hangin' With ... John Anthony

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U.S. Requests Extradition Of Jack Warner

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FBI To Investigate Former FMF Execs

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Scotiabank Warns CONCACAF

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F1 Next On Qatar's List Of Sports

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