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Facebook Said to Back Off Bid to Stream NFL Thursday Games

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  • Social media company turned off by commercials, London games
  • League is still shopping digital rights to other bidders

Less than a month after Facebook Inc. confirmed its interest in live-streaming the National Football League next season, the social media giant has withdrawn from the bidding for Thursday games, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

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