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April 24, 2006

OLN no more: Network to become Versus

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You won't be tuning in to OLN in 2007 for your live Tour de France coverage. Later this year, the network will change its name, to “Versus.”

“Versus works on every level of what we do: man versus man, man versus beast, team versus team, country versus country, from stick-and-ball sports to bull riding to field sports,” he said, adding that it hits “the essence of our network.”

The new name will be introduced at the end of OLN's coverage of the NHL playoffs, and should be the network's primary identification by the beginning of the 2006-2007 NHL hockey season.

Posted by Frank Steele on April 24, 2006 in Television | Permalink

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Comments

I suppose every other stupid name was taken, and so they had to use the only one remaining?

Versus huh?

Posted by: David Schloss at Apr 24, 2006 7:40:49 PM

You are kidding right?

Posted by: Scott Shafer at Apr 25, 2006 2:13:52 AM

Not kidding. I read it over on Bob Roll's site, too, in the Blog-Ke
www.bobroll.com

Posted by: Donna Tocci at Apr 26, 2006 9:16:51 AM

Will Versus broadcast the 2007 Tour de France?

Posted by: andy at Jul 22, 2006 10:09:54 AM