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

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The Whistle Signs Content/Distribution Deal With MLS, KickTV

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

Digital youth sports programmer The Whistle has signed a content development and distribution agreement with MLS and KickTV, based around The Whistle's recently launched Xbox application. KickTV will become part of The Whistle Sports Network, an aggregation of more than 140 channel partners comprisi...

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