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WNBA announces deal with ESPN/ABC through 2016

Updated: July 15, 2007, 1:46 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The WNBA announced a new television contract with ESPN/ABC on Sunday in a landmark deal that will give the league rights fees for the first time.

The eight-year deal, which will also include rights for digital media, will begin in 2009 and go through the league's 20th season in 2016. The current six-year contract expires at the end of next season.

Financial details were not disclosed.

The digital rights include the ability for the networks to broadcast ...

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