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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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All Remaining CSN Outlets To Be Rebranded As NBC Sports RSNs In October

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

NBC Sports Group is putting the NBC brand on each of its regional sports networks starting Oct. 2. The move follows the April decision to rename two of its California RSNs to NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. As part of the change, CSN Mid-Atlantic will shed its Baltimore affiliation an...

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