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Associated Press, Published December 12 2010

Giants-Vikings game to air in teams’ home markets

NEW YORK – The rescheduled and relocated Giants-Vikings game will be broadcast in the teams’ home markets and on the NFL’s satellite TV package.

The teams play Monday night in Detroit after the Metrodome’s inflated roof collapsed in a snowstorm.

The game, originally set to air regionally on Fox on Sunday afternoon, will be shown on the networks’ affiliates in New York City and Minneapolis, as well as Mankato and Rochester in Minnesota and Albany in New York. The game will start at 6:20 p.m. CST.

It will also be available nationally through DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket package.

The game will partly overlap with the Ravens-Texans “Monday Night Football” matchup on ESPN set to start at 7:30 p.m. CST. Fox and ESPN agreed that each would have the rights to show in-progress highlights of the other game, and both planned to use them frequently.

NFL Network will re-air the Giants-Vikings game at 11 p.m. CST.

Fox’s top announcing team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the Giants-Vikings matchup as originally planned. The network already had equipment set up in Detroit for Sunday’s Packers-Lions game.