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Volume 25 No. 66
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Source: Facebook Decides Not To Bid On NFL's "TNF" Package

A source said that Facebook is "not bidding" on the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" rights. Facebook "hasn’t shied away from expensive sports rights" in recent years. The source said that its "lack of interest in the NFL Thursday package doesn’t indicate that it’s backing off" other pursuits (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 1/19).

Meanwhile, Facebook has hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to "drive [its] sports rights push" (TWITTER.com, 1/19).