ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014

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  1. Madman

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    May 1, 2012
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    ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014
    More than 85 games, ArenaBowl to be broadcast on ESPN family of networks

    CHICAGO – ESPN and the Arena Football League (AFL) have agreed to a multi-year agreement beginning in 2014. The new deal grants ESPN rights to more than 10 regular season and postseason games on its television networks per year, including ArenaBowl and one conference championship game, as well as 75 or more games annually on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. ESPN’s video player will also be available on the AFL website,
    The relationship between the AFL and ESPN began more than two decades ago when ESPN televised the very first ArenaBowl live in 1987. Since then, ESPN televised a combination of AFL regular season and playoff games for five years (1995-99), AFL playoff games from 2000-02 and both regular season and playoff games from 2007-08. Additionally, ABC presented the ArenaBowl for five years from 1998-2002.

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  2. Rids

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    May 3, 2012
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    Pretty big deal for the AFL. Similar to the CFL deal with ESPN too. Personally I love ESPN3 and watch on the go a fair bit on my LG.

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