WSJ: ESPN, NFL in talks for NFL Network Partnership

According to the Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN cable sports network is in talks to form a partnership with the National Football League’s NFL Network, according to people familiar with the situation. Steven Bornstein, chief executive of the NFL Network and previously chairman of ESPN and president of Disney’s ABC network, has been holding high-level discussions with Disney executives in recent weeks, according to several people familiar with the situation. Some team owners have been briefed on the discussions, and Disney CEO Robert Iger and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have been involved.

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