EXCLUSIVE-Fox, CBS bid for Thursday NFL games -sources

by Reuters
Friday, 17 January 2014 19:18 GMT

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Fox and CBS have submitted bids for the rights to broadcast as many as eight Thursday night National Football League games, two sources close to the process told Reuters on Friday, becoming the first major networks to join what's expected to be a heavily-contested auction.

Fox, owned by 21st Century Fox Inc, and CBS are among broadcasters that the NFL has invited to join the bidding process, which is in its early stages. (Reporting by Ron Grover; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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