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Let The Bidding Begin

from Anthony Crupi of Media Week,

In a move that would serve to kneecap the ambitions of Comcast-NBC Universal, ESPN is poised to take a run at the rights for the National Hockey League.

And the battle for the NHL could function as a dry run for ESPN’s pursuit of a far bigger prize: the Olympics. That said, Bristol does not have an open field spread out before it; as the incumbent cable rights holder, Comcast’s Versus has first dibs.

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Versus would definitely become more of a competitor for espn if they merge with NBC.  The NHL should be able to cash in on this a little bit.  hockey is funny though every time people think it’s growing it collapses again.

Posted by 13 user names on 11/07/10 at 08:17 PM ET

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