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Re: Red Sox TV; starting time

For games ESPN is showing, they must be offered to an over the air 
broadcaster in market. 20% of ESPN is owned by Hearst.

WCVB gets first crack

On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 12:41PM -0500, Paul Anderson wrote:
> Why does WCVB have the rights to local broadcasts of the playoffs?  
> Does this type of arrangement occur in the other cities that have teams 
> in the playoffs?
> Does this deal continue to the American League championship and World 
> Series games?
> And why do they think the audience for the Sox games wouldn't far 
> surpass the audience for their regular programming?  They'd have a 
> chance to advertise their shows to an audience that might not already 
> watch WCVB.
> Paul