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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WTA’s Volvo Car Open chooses Tennis Channel’s expanded coverage over ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

The Volvo Car Open, the largest stand-alone WTA Tour stop in North America, is shifting to Tennis Channel in 2017, leaving ESPN after 15 years with the network. ESPN televised about 10 hours of the 2016 event on ESPN2, and streamed other matches on ESPN3. Tennis Channel plans a first-ball-to-last...

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