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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 06:05 AM

 

Why does MSN use Fox Sports

and not NBC Sports?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxsports.com

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In July 2004, FoxSports.com and Microsoft began execution of a multi-year agreement, which called for FoxSports.com to become the exclusive sports provider for Microsoft’s MSN.com portal, replacing ESPN.com. As a result of the agreement, the site is often referred to as FoxSports.com on MSN.

On December 17, 2009, FoxSports.com was briefly replaced on the MSN main page by NBCSports.com during a cosmetic upgrade.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:48 AM

1. Why not?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:57 AM

2. I found my answer.

 

Microsoft, NBC finally split, MSNBC.com becomes NBCNews.com

Posted by Brier Dudley

It was a good marriage, one of the best among their circle.

But 16 years later, with the children grown and on their separate paths, Microsoft and NBC are ready to try new things and perhaps join with different partners.

On Friday, the companies formally dissolved their joint venture in Redmond-based MSNBC.com, ending a grand experiment in online news conceived early in the dot-com era.

Both companies are eager to refresh and broaden their online offerings amid broad shifts in where and how people consume online news. They insist it's an amicable parting.

More: http://seattletimes.com/html/technologybrierdudleysblog/2018699883_microsoft_nbc_finally_split_ms.html

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:44 AM

3. I haven't found that Fox Sports

maintains a rabidly partisan political line in its broadcasts. If you don't want to support any part of the Fox empire, that's valid. I don't believe there is any reason caused by its broadcast content.

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