December 19, 1995 in Nation/World

A Monthlong Pre-Game Show?

Associated Press

NBC and the National Football League said Monday they are joining with Microsoft Corp. in creating a preview show and a computer on-line service that will be open for a month leading up to the Super Bowl game.

The on-line service will open later this month and will remain in operation at least a week after Super Bowl XXX is played and broadcast live Jan. 28 on NBC.

The service will feature advertising along with coverage of news conferences and opportunities to exchange views with principals in the battle for the NFL championship. On game day, NBC will offer analysis of the game as it is played for computer users who can tear themselves away from the television set.

Microsoft will help create and manage the on-line service that will be located on the Microsoft Network.

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