Does anyone really think Google is going to run away with rights to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket? ESPN pres John Skipper doubts it. “I’ve always been pretty skeptical that rights holders of [signature] events will put those rights on digital platforms” for appointment viewing, he told reporters gathered in Bristol for the company’s annual media day. Although leagues love to float that idea to create competition, “I don’t think that’s going to happen,” he said. More from ESPN Media Day about FS1, soccer and recent layoffs.

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It’s day 19 of the CBS/TWC scuttle, or day 20, depending on how you count it. CBS and Time Warner Cable are briefly lifting the blackout in NYC.
 
Al Jazeera America said late Tues that it has sued AT&T for breach of contract.
 
DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and ACA backed up their petition to deny the Gannett-Belo merger.

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