Bliley Warns on ESPN Highlights

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Washington -- House Commerce Committee chairman Tom Bliley
(R-Va.) last week voiced concern about a possible National Football League embargo on game
highlights that would apply to local TV stations but not to ESPN.

"The NFL has the right to control the use of its
products as it sees fit, but I trust the NFL will remember that Congress -- and this
committee in particular -- is trying to encourage competition with cable," Bliley
said.

Bliley said he will monitor an ongoing Federal
Communications Commission review of the issue.

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