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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBC Sports Digital Adds Live EPL Matches To NBC Sports Gold Streaming Product

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 17

NBC Sports Digital is adding live Premier League matches and studio-based programming to its NBC Sports Gold streaming product, marking the first time the league's game content has been available to U.S. consumers in an OTT package such as this. The $49.99 cost for the new “Premier League Pass...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Metrics Down For Digital Sports Media Outlets

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