Packers-Big Screens

Posted Wednesday ---- January 9, 2008 -- 11:20am

NFL nixes Packers on the big screens

(AP) -- Marcus Theatres won't show the Green Bay Packers playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on its big screens.

The company says the NFL has asked it not to show the game. So, Marcus canceled its plans to show it Saturday at three locations -- Brookfield, Wauwatosa and the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

The NFL has sent cease-and-desist letters to theaters and churches in other markets that planned to show football games on large screens. The league says the showings are a copyright violation.

Marcus says it hopes to reach a long-term solution with the NFL for showing the games.

AP


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