Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/12/05 at 04:12 PM ET
In the sports world it’s known as faking left and going right. A month after telling investors it had no plans to take on cable-sports giant ESPN, Comcast Corp. seems to be fast-tracking its Outdoor Life Network to do exactly that. After spending — some would say overspending — $135 million over two years for the rights to National Hockey League telecasts last month, OLN is now a serious contender for Major League Baseball and National Football League packages. Executives close to the respective negotiations said OLN is bidding for the Wednesday-Sunday package of baseball games that ESPN now has and that expires after this year. And, even more surprising, OLN is considered the front-runner for the Thursday-Saturday late-season package of NFL games in 2006.
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