Best Television Channels

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The Top Ten

1 HBO

It's a great channel it shows boys movies and also girls it's the best movie/television channel I know that HBO rocks and this is the best channel ever I know and ii like this channel a lot because it is the best for years HBO is a brilliant channel ever created on television. Not only does it provide tons of gold and new flicks, most of them are good, and some great intermissions with a good overall look of upcoming flicks, but also provides some great shows- I'm looking at you Game of Thrones-with low commercial issues and a cool name. Must own channel.

HBO. The most brilliant channel ever created on television. Not only does it provide tons of old and new flicks, most of them are good, and some great intermissions with a good overall look of upcoming flicks, but also provides some great shows-I'm looking at you Game of Thrones-with low commercial issues and a cool name. Must own channel.

I Don't like to give things more support if they already have heaps, but HBO is the best channel by far... Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, The Sopranos, The Wire and Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Hbo all the way

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2 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

It is the best channel for kids, but it can still be enjoyed by older viewers. Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Adventure Time, Teen Titans, Dexter's Laboratory, Regular Show, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Codename: Kids Next Door, Chowder, Total Drama, Samurai Jack, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Cow and Chicken, Camp Lazlo, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, and so much more.

Half of these shows aren't even on anymore! You should rethink what you said!

Cartoon Network, you loved it's older shows and newer ones. Sure it went a bit downhill in 2009 with CN real, but it's regained itself. I'd much rather watch this station than some other crummy ones that have to do with making video diaries, two underage builders making stupid inventions and never getting busted, an alien living on earth, or about a disturbed kid and a talking snake that have a disgusting sense of humor. Cartoon Network rocks!

Ed Edd n Eddy, Regular Show, Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Ben 10, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go, Adventure Time, Dexter's Laboratory, Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends, Ninjago, Chowder, The Amazing World of Gumball, Cow and Chicken, The PowerPuff Girls, I Am Weasel, Codename: Kids Next Door, Total Drama, The Grim Adventures of Bill and Mandy, Steven Universe, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack, etc. Easily the best.

I love this channel! it had so many shows on it, I remembered that my favorite was Teen Titans! (not go, the go version is stupid). When I felt a little upset, cartoon network always cheered me up!

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3 ABS-CBN

ABS CBN dominates every filipino's family and heart. The actors are seasoned with skills, attitude and humility. They remained to be the standard and the rest only follows. The management knows how to play their cards well by providing only superb and exceptional talents that showcase the real Filipino values and talents to the world. They are also not afraid to expose fresh talents and give breaks to those who waits. They are the leader to beat in news casting especially in giving the people live telecast from regional group to international high definition coverage living their mission IN THE SERVICE OF THE FILIPINO WORLDWIDE. You already know what to watch in every cinema just by their actors' names they don't need nametags. The movies produced by them are super mega blockbuster. The albums and concerts of their artists are sold-out just by the first selling day. What makes them far and unreachable even by inch by their imitator which is GMA7 is their humility by letting the people ...more

Their advocacy of bringing entertainment, values and oneness to the Filipino people all over the world through their slogan "In the service of the Filipino people" is undeniably fulfilled..

ABS-CBN is the no. 1 channel not just here in the Philippines because ABS-CBN is serving more people world wide, not to mention their different world class award and even national awards in different giving bodies, but the quality of their service around the world. their precious and shining talents are very convincing when it comes to acting, singing and dancing and so on. unlike other network which is gma that made its highly anticipated record worldwide as the no. 1 worst T.V. network.

We are solid kapamilya

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4 FOX

The best comedy and animated series which include The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, Raising Hope and the sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter. FOX also has Napoleon Dynamite (animated series) coming and The Flintstones remake in 2013. FOX also has The X Factor USA. - tBrandley

Fox is the T.V. channel, where T.V. shows like the simpsons started everything, there would be no futurama or family guy or South park without simpsons, so this should be 1

Now yes family guy's modern episodes and the Cleveland show made this channel kind of suck but we are going good with the Simpsons and sometimes bob's burgers and we have been doing good with futurama and king of the hill and the earlier family guy episodes and sometimes american dad so its 9/10 for me and others.

As an australian, fox is my only chance to watch good shows (oh god the australian shows are bad), it has shows like family guy, simpsons, american dad, and a lot of other good shows. And to any other Australians reading this, I'm watching fox 8, not fox - Tisme_draGON

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5 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.

What used to be the best channel ever turned into a heaping pile of crap, they took away all the classics, got rid of the splat logo, got rid of the slime and got rid of the game shows, SpongeBob was good until 2004, it went downhill and became mean spirited, The Fairly OddParents was good until 2009, as Poof was born, the creators retired and new ones got hired and put the show to overdriven repetitive brattiness, All of the early sitcoms from the 90's to 2013 got cancelled and were replaced with bad ones that teach people nothing but crap and have no plot or comedy, The only good shows we have nowadays, and they're new, are, Every Witch Way, 100 Things To Do Before High School (A Pilot was made and new episodes should come soon this year) and Harvey Beaks (Much less butt jokes than Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners), Other than those shows, Nick is really ready to die. - nelsonerico6

I love Nickelodeon. It has everything for everyone- George Lopez, Friends, and That 70's Show for adults on Nick at Nite, iCarly, Drake and Josh, and Victorious for teens, SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents and Invader Zim for the kiddies, and Dora, Max and Ruby, and Team Umizoomi for babies and toddlers on Nick Jr. - bubbles1111

Nickelodeon is going downhill, from 2002 and ahead, with Nick Studio 10, which always interrupted our shows every 7.5 minutes and dropped the channel's ratings by 30% making Disney Channel better, and Disney Channel gone downhill too after Wizards of Waverly Place, now they're desolate channels, but then on January 1, 2014, Every Witch Way came on, and that's an awesome show and considered the last show on Nick that is good.

I love Nickelodeon but it was much better around the 90's. There's a lot of crappy shows on there now but it's still great for kids.

The only good shows on nowadays for kids are Every Witch Way, the upcoming series 100 Things To Do Before High School and Harvey Beaks. - nelsonerico6

JoJo siwa won the kids choice but other than that it's good

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6 ESPN ESPN

I know this is going to sound crazy but I do not like sports I'm more of a cartoon person I do not hate sports it's just boring but any of you sport buddies out there you can watch it I will give it a 9/10 for you but for me I'm either going to give the channel a 7/10 or a 6/10.

The most watched sports channel in America. It has sports like Hockey, English Premier League Soccer, NFL Football and more. - tBrandley

How could it not be number #1 it has pro-sports

MK ARMY

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7 Discovery Channel

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT ONE OF THE GREATEST THING TO WATCH IS ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO BE A PILOT OR DOCTOR ANY THING IN SCIENCE WATCH DISCOVERY YOU WILL BE AMAZED. - mcleish

This channel is the most educational, entertaining and amazing channel I've ever watched. The producers of this show pay tons.. And I mean Tons of money to make the shows that we love happen. Mythbusters is my favorite show ever and throughout the years I have learned from discovery channel perhaps more than school.
Now I know a lot of interesting facts and info that very small portion of people know. It's something to be proud of

I like this too much, because it is useful one for all

Discovery Channel has been hiring questionable talent lately and there are allegations that the talent they hire do not get vetted. How did this channel become so irresponsible?

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8 Comedy Central Comedy Central

South Park and Tosh. 0 FTW - TheNewGuy132

tosh.o daily show colbert report south park ugly americans enough said tosh.o! - tonses

CHAPPEL SHOW, MAD TV, JON STEWART. THESE SHOWS GOT ME CRACKING UP. - mcleish

I watch Friends (An American Sitcom) here!

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9 CBS CBS

This channel is easily the best. It runs/ran the three best shows I've ever seen (my opinion): NCIS (statistically, the best show), The Big Bang Theory (statistically, the best comedy), and How I Met Your Mother (in my opinion, the most underrated show, finale got 13.4 million viewers (highest rating for the show); the other two shows get roughly 4 million more every week)

Comedy, Drama and More. This includes The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men and CSI and NCIS. - tBrandley

I like it I like it my best thing about abc is.nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick nick on cbs

Survivor!

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10 AMC AMC

The walking dead, breaking bad, and much more great shows. Many great shows on this channel

Breaking Bad. Mad Men. The Walking Dead. The best shows on air.

The best shows and actors I have ever seen a T.V. station have. It has an edgy touch to each show that makes it unique.

Great shows. REALLY great shows.

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The Contenders

11 Cinemax

Cinemax used to be a real good channel in the 80's and even the 90's with a good choice of movies, but now it seems that all they have is the same boring stuff all the time. But what keeps us subscribing is NO LOGOS thank you HBO

Good for older movies wathching

12 Showtime

ITS GOOD FOR THE TIME AND MAKE RELAXS

Its more fun in the Philippines

The Borgias and Dexter, the best T.V. shows!

GV s showtime

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13 NBC NBC

This American channel has great drama, news programs and a few comedies. - tBrandley

I love nbc is the best Chanel

Nbc is not as good as it use to be but it still as great shows

Best T.V. series

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14 ABC

ABC family, definitely. They have absolutely the best shows. The secret life of the American teenager, make it or break it, and best of all... PRETTY LITTLE LIARS!

How is ABC at number 18?! That's the channel that gave us The Flintstones, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Three's Company, Full House, Home Improvement, Boy Meets World, and George Lopez. ABC is number 1!

Um I see how its not number one, but come on 39!? PRETTY LITTLE LIARS?! It's like the best show on tv! You are all crazy - bayrocks1

This deserves to be #1 not #15. - themets05

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15 National Geographic Channel

No one but one national geographic

It teaches people about life. this channel is very trustworthy!

No argument here, no argument.

I think you should start an argument because this channel is being hated by many people. plus its educational so if you have kids show them what this is!

My favorite channel! Nat Geo!

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16 Boomerang

Boomerang is the channel for all ages because I shows all the shows that the adults watched growing up. And kids get to see what the shows were like back in the day. It features Scooby Doo, Huckleberry Finn, The Flinstones, Tom and Jerry, and more!

Boomerang used to be a good channel until they cancelled all of the Hannah Barbera classics, and even worse, They rebranded it and even gave the logo a crappy look, it's not the Boomerang logo anymore, it's a box of crap. - nelsonerica

They are making all the commercials for Little kids This channel is not just for little kids. But that is how Boomerang Treats it.

Not a good channel anymore... - AliciaMae

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17 USA

MONK MAKES ME WANNA B A DETECTIVE CEPT FOR THE PHOBIAS. LAW AND ORDER JUST GRABS MY ATTENTION, PUTS ME ON THE EDGE OF SUSPENSE. - mcleish

Burn Notice, Psych, White Collar. 3 great shows and just in general I like their style of television

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18 BBC One

DOCTOR WHO! SHERLOCK! And all those crime series! British drama is just so.. so.. amazing! And of course the documentaries, among the best in the world.

I pity all these stupid Americans who think that Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are better channels than BBC One (clearly us Brits have to right that wrong)

Quiz shows (Pointless), factual entertainment (Countryfile), Reality (The Apprentice) the odd talent show (The Voice) and the greatest news team. - mcvito

Given the variety of shows it airs BBC One is a no brainer of a choice. Strictly Come Dancing, Poldark, Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The One Show, Mrs Brown's Boys and many one off dramas like War & Peace and The Night Manager. - jezza0

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19 Nicktoons Nicktoons

Another Nick program that's 24 hours each every day and the good news is there's no nick jr shows to ruin this channel like they did to the original nick I swear of god I am gonna tear every nick jr shows their puny non manly or muscular body limb to limb and SMASH THEM ALL AND I WILL SAY DIE ALREADY ITS LIKE AN ANIMAL FARM IN HERE FOR GOD SAKES! Because they are boring and sorry for what I said I am full of stress and I really 100 percent hate nick jr and I sound like hulk now HULK SMASH NICK JR!

They got rid of the Nicktoons and replaced them with the new cartoons that have potty humor. - nelsonerico6

Nicktoons was an awesome channel back then, they had all of the classics and the most popular shows, SpongeBob SquarePants (Seasons 1 to 3) and The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 1 to 7), but then, Nick got rid of all the classics and put the crappy shows on Nicktoons, they have too many butt and fart jokes and are too violent and they don't teach you anything right, Glad it's so low on the list. - nelsonerica

It was good until they reran the bad shows and eventually, they moved the 90's programs to TeenNick, What's also worse is that they started putting live-action shows on it, like The Haunted Hathaways, The Power Rangers shows and Henry Danger, The channel has gone WAY downhill just like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, If you want to watch a really good channel, go to BBC.

Honestly, during the nighttime there are a handful of great shows airing. Sadly, during the day, maybe from 5 am to 9 pm, there is crap airing. - scarmark

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20 Animal Planet

I love you Animal Planet!! You have good shows like Dogs 101, Pet Star, Untamed and Uncut, and the best of all...... IT'S ME OR THE DOG!!! - Stephen2

Animal Planet should be number 1! Not Comedy Central it's crap. To me they never had good shows. Animal Planet Rocks! Comedy Central sucks! - Stephen2

First of all a lot of people will have different opinions on comedy central. second of all I personally like animal planet its good for people to watch!

I love this channel personally because I love nature and animals! It has educational shows and many entertaining things!

Tanked and dogs 101 aired heree

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21 truTV

I like top funniest and impractical jokers

Move truTV up higher. Impractical jokers is the best show on television!

Best channel ever! Peace from Tunisia

Its main purpose is Impractical Jokers.

22 FOX NEWS FOX NEWS Fox News Channel is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

Least biased? I want some of what you're smoking

Fair and balanced, least biased news channel out there.. That's all that is needed to be said..

You hear both sides, you decide.

Tells the truth!
Not dishonest like cnn!

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23 TBS

the FUNNIEST channel out there! family guy, king of queens, my name is earl, the office, my boys, bill engvall, house of payne, fresh prince f bel air, home improvement, saved by the bell. Plus they show awesome movies. Wachin yet? - LightningFast4

There is one show that keeps me on this channel, and always will. Seinfeld. IT'S AWESOME

TEAM COCO

DAWSON'S CREEK AFTER ALL THESE YEARS STILL KEEPS ME WATCHING. - mcleish

It's true tbs very funny

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24 FXX
25 Disney XD Disney XD Disney XD is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of the Disney–ABC Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

This channel is just way too low on this list.

This is the best channel ever! Lab Rats is so cool. 3 bionic teenagers living in a billionaire's mansion who go on missions.it is so unpredictable. Villains come out of nowhere. What is cooler than this. This channel should at least be in the top ten. Haters!

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26 Gold

For a channel that shows endless repeats for programmes such as Only Fools And Horses and Last Of The Summer Wine, you can't go wrong.

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27 El Rey Channel
28 BBC Three

It's the best because animations like Family Guy and American Dad! Are the best

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29 The History Channel

I agree with the last person who posted. why should the history teachers just give them homework to watch on the history channel?

Should be tied with discovery channel. History & Science; they go hand in hand.

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30 Syfy

How was this channel not even up there? It is now! Sci Fi Rocks! - Freak_Show1

31 [Adult Swim]

This is better than fox! - Fireboy

The Parents Television Council wants this channel off Cartoon Network. - playstationfan66

I know this channel may be offensive but it hilarious and has hilarious shows like robot chicken, American dad, the boondooks, the Cleveland show and family guy

Because Toonami is the only lace I can find anime! - EliHbk

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32 Sundance Channel
33 BBC

No advertising.

Yeah but remember in the 90s after school kids shows. (shame Grange Hill classic was before I was born)
Top of the Pops.

The BBC is the worlds biggest television broadcaster. It is also one of the most well known, expensive, and diverse. It not only broadcast T.V. bust also radio and has a website for nearly everything including the voted as the worlds most reliable news broadcaster BBC news, BBC bitesize an amazing tool for kids and teenagers to use for revision, BBC sport, food, world, America, uktv, ww1, history, arts, music, iplayer, CBBC and cebebies which were also voted the worlds best children's entertainment channels, travel, science, learning, iwonder and a tone more. In fact it is the most visited site in Europe with over 13.2 people from the uk alone visiting it's 2million pages every day. The BBC is worth over 5 billion pounds funded by the uk public. It was set up by the British government with a charter to inform entertain and educate. It is home to the worlds most watched television show which is top gear, also doctor who, and the worlds greatest documentaries. It was also the worlds ...more

34 Food Network

Chopped is my favorite. And now they have Canada Chopped! Yes, the shows can be cheesy they are not Emmy winning quality, but I just love how all kinds of people are featured on this network, not just Hollywood types.

I love all of the shows on the food network because thjey have really good recipies! My mom actuyally used one of the recipies from kitchen boss, the breaded mozzarella encorrozza things! They rocked!

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35 Disney Channel

Disney Channel? Really? Who put this here? Disney Channel used to be good, but now it's complete crap!

Nickelodeon has gotten worse, it has only one good show while Disney Channel has three good shows, also, Nickelodeon's ratings dropped by 30% and is no longer the #1 entertainment kids' channel, now Disney Channel is. - nelsonerico6

Suite life on deck is the best so get you butts up start voting for Disney Channel if you don't I will find you lets to number one I will kick anyone s butt who will not vote for it except teenagers I can see why teenagers don't like it because they are in to different stuff like mtv and that mess so just start voting kids if I am going to find you and get you just vote apply and just for Disney Channel I will really be upset about who will not vote for it its just like voting for president you have two candidates vote for one and reminds me vote obama please! - custmize11

This channel have shows like Phineas and ferb Good Luck Charlie and Jessieso enjoy your long or short life but I really don't care about your life not to offend you but watch phineas and ferb all pretty soon maybe all over 200 episodes will change your life and there's gonna be a new episode called phineas and ferb mission marvel its awesome and all of those episode make a reference of a lot of comedies talk shows songs movies books cartoons people famous lines and characters like spiderman for like the 5th time

I love Disney

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36 A&E

Bates motel! Criminal minds!

37 Animax

Great channel for anime

38 The Weather Channel
39 ABC Family

Best channel of all time. I wished for this channel to become resurfaced because Disney is planning to drop shows released by The Carsey-Werner Group and continue doing more of the classics (S Club, So Little Time, Two of a Kind, Great Pretenders, Susie Q and classic programming). - playstationfan66

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40 Dave

All my favourite programs, red dwarf, top gear, storage hunters, RH good news, and many more!

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42 ESPN 2

ESPN2 should b higher than BBC and Dave I've never even heard of Dave what is it

43 BBC Two

Former home of The Apprentice and Great British Bake Off

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44 Travel Channel
45 ITV

Britain's Got Talent, The Chase, X Factor, Good Morning Britain and more enjoyable shows for the family. - lizard302

A great selection of programmes offering television for everyone, great idents and branding accompanies this.

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46 Star Movies
47 G4

GAMERS UNITE! One of the best channels for your gaming and tech needs. If only it was on more providers, you would love it.

48 Axs Channel
49 Hub

The Hub is one of the best channels! My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Pound Puppies, Family Game Night, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Animaniacs. Oh, yeah did I mention My Little Pony Friendship is Magic?

Channel also had Littlest Pet Shop (2012). I like to watch Littlest Pet Shop 24/7. I want to become adventurous just like Blythe Baxter did, taking one of my animals with me. - playstationfan66

I hope this is not on the list just because of my little pony.

I remember this was my most watched channel back then, tied with Cartoon Network and Sprout. I watched MLP, LPS, Strawberry Shortcake, Pound Puppies, Chuck and Friends, Transformers, Animal Mechanicals, Animaniacs, Aquabats, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? , Batman, Care Bears, Dan Vs, Fraggle Rock, GI Joe (sometimes), In the Night Garden, Jem and the Holograms, Kenny the Shark, Maryoku Yummy, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, R.L. Stines the Haunting Hour, Secret Millionaires Club, SheZow, Super Hero Squad Show, Tiny Toon Adventures, Twisted Whiskers Show, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? , Wilbur, and The WotWots.

Then they rebranded to Discovery Family and I don't watch it much anymore because it's filled with Cake Boss reruns. - Eraser

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50 ESPN NEWS
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