Shutdown: Game Over for Sports on Military TV

Posted October 4, 2013 at 4:12pm

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“The hopes of sports fans — raised this week when AFN started showing ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ on the news channel — were dashed in an email from AFN on Friday that ruled out screening actual sports events during the shutdown.”

“Navy Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington, an AFN spokesman, said in an email that the broadcaster’s lawyers had determined there is no sound policy or legal basis to air sports.”