NEW YORK (AP) -The NFL Network has resolved its dispute with three local TV stations upset with its decision to air Saturday night's Patriots-Giants game on CBS and NBC.
WCVB in Boston and WMUR in Manchester, N.H., which are owned by the same company, and WWOR in New York had won bidding processes for the right to simulcast NFL Network games involving local teams.
The Patriots will become the first team in NFL history to go 16-0 in the regular season if they beat the Giants. Outside of the Boston and New York areas, the game was originally scheduled to be broadcast only on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with televisions.
On Wednesday, the NFL announced the matchup would also be aired on CBS and NBC.
``WWOR/My9 has resolved all issues with the NFL,'' the New York station said in a statement Saturday.
WCVB released a statement late Friday night that the two New England stations ``reached a mutually satisfactory resolution of the issues'' surrounding the broadcast of the game.
This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of an NFL game since the inaugural Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC televised the meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League.
The NFL, which has feuded with major cable companies over their refusal to include the network in a basic package, had resisted calls to make Saturday's game more widely available. But pressure from lawmakers mounted in recent weeks, and the league reversed course Wednesday.

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