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Listening to the Players

from the Tampa Tribune,
The National Hockey League, in its quest to pump up abysmal TV ratings, win back fans and increase advertising and other revenue, is considering placing microphones on players and coaches during games to make TV broadcasts more exciting. The league, in a series of conference calls with member teams in recent months, also disclosed another proposal: working with local sports networks to increase and diversify camera angles during games and increase pregame TV access to players, confirmed Bill Wickett, a spokesman for the Tampa Bay Lightning. NHL owners and players are wrestling with how to make hockey games more compelling for television viewers in order to grow broadcast revenue and sell more game tickets.

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