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Austin Karp

Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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Sports leaves little room for debate on who rules viewership

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 16 / 17

Some in the industry are waiting for a sports rights bubble to pop, but judging from 2016’s most popular television shows, sports rights are as valuable as ever. Eighty-eight of the top 100, most-viewed shows on television last year were live sports telecasts, and seven more were big ...

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