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[06/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
Afl & NBC Fail to Reach Extension Agreement

[via press release from NBC]

AFL & NBC FAIL TO REACH EXTENSION AGREEMENT

AFL & NBC FAIL TO REACH EXTENSION AGREEMENT

NEW YORK � June 30, 2006 - The Arena Football League and NBC Sports have failed to reach an agreement to extend their broadcasting contract, both organizations jointly announced today. The AFL will immediately begin broadcast discussions with numerous organizations.

"NBC has been a great partner," said AFL Commissioner David Baker. "We are forever grateful to them for exhibiting our game with the utmost respect and integrity. We wish them well, but are also excited to begin a new chapter that will continue our unprecedented growth."

Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports said: "Unfortunately we were unable to reach an agreement. We've enjoyed our partnership with the Arena Football League. It's a great game with great people. We wish them all the best."





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