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Down to the Last Hour

from Media Week (reg. req.),
Don't count ESPN out in the bidding for NHL TV rights. With a little less than an hour to go before a 5 p.m. deadline to match a three-year $210 million offer by Comcast, ESPN executives were said to still be interested in carrying the NHL games and trying to determine whether the dollars and other terms make financial sense. "We've been carrying hockey for a long time," said an ESPN representative. "Sure we're interested in continuing." ESPN would not comment on whether it will indeed submit a matching bid prior to the deadline, but Comcast insiders aren't popping champagne corks just yet. For competitive reasons, ESPN might have no choice but to match the offer.

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