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Author Topic: Monday Night Football moves to ESPN  (Read 2108 times)

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Monday Night Football moves to ESPN
« on: April 19, 2005, 12:28:23 AM »

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Re: Monday Night Football moves to ESPN
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 10:58:20 AM »

I just saw this in the paper (didnít watch any TV last night), and was a bit surprised.  I know ABC and ESPN are both owned by Disney, but itís going to be weird tuning into ESPN every Monday night this season.  At least I have ESPN in HD. 

And whatís up with Sunday night games on NBC.  I donít even remember the last time I watched NFL on NBC.  Hope they put a decent team together to cover the games.
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Re: Monday Night Football moves to ESPN
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 01:21:14 PM »

I hope ESPN keeps the Sunday Night crew together for the MNF games.  I think they are the best football commentators around.
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Re: Monday Night Football moves to ESPN
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2005, 03:06:14 PM »

This makes perfect sense.† †ABC has highly-profitable smash hits like 'Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives' this year, so they'd certainly like to open their schedule up to develop additional original programming.

This will give ESPN more leverage with cable and satellite providers to increase their carriage fees.† †What service would dare not offer Monday Night Football?† †Look for much of this $Billion+ to get passed along to us (in the form of higher pay-tv bills), not the advertisers.

Good move for the Mouse House.
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