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TV Ads – 1982 – USA Network Promo Of Upcoming Events In Sports + Music + Night Flight Music Credits

USA Network is currently an American pay television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBC Universal, a subsidiary of Comcast…..which was originally launched in 1977 as Madison Square Garden Sports Network….while being one of the first national sports cable television channels….then it was relaunched as USA Network in 1980.  Once a minor player in basic-tier pay television….which has steadily gained popularity due to its original programming; it is one of four major subscription-television networks of TBS, TNT and FX….which also broadcasts syndicated reruns of current and former “network television” series and theatrically-released feature films….as well as limited sports programming including MLB, NHL, professional tennis, PBA and WWE. 

As seen in this video herewith…..this 1982 USA Network tv commercial showcases upcoming events in sports, music and entertainment featuring the like of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald….with highlights of the Benson & Hedges Tennis Classic with John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Mats Wilander….plus there’s highlights of NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky’s next game with the Edmonton Oilers….then there’s pitches for USA Network’s popular Friday night program Night Flight ….which is followed by the credits for USA’s music special Boston Rocks.

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