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After 31 years, 'Inside the NFL' ceases production on HBO

2/6/2008 - NFL

NEW YORK -- "Inside the NFL" is ending its 31-year run on
HBO.

Wednesday's season finale will be the studio show's last on the
network, HBO announced earlier in the day.

"It has been a terrific franchise," HBO Sports president Ross
Greenburg said in a release. "But the television landscape has
changed quite a bit over the last 30 years and we have to recognize
the realities of the business. I'm not sure we had more than one
competitor when the show launched in 1977."

The decision does not mean the end for the program itself. It's
owned by NFL Films, which is looking to continue the show in
conjunction with another network in the fall.

The HBO finale will be re-aired through the rest of the week.