ESPN, Turner Seek 8 More Years of NBA

Umstead, R. Thomas
June 2007
Multichannel News;6/11/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 24, p10
The article reports that U.S.-based Turner Network Television (TNT) and ESPN Inc. are poised to score eight-year renewal deals with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Sources close to both ESPN and TNT said that a deal to keep NBA regular season and post-season games on their respective channels through 2015 could be signed as early as the second week of June 2007.


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