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John Ourand

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

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ESPN Claims Nielsen Estimates Of Subscriber Losses Don't Account For New Outlets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 01 / 16

ESPN is trying to put a positive spin on Nielsen’s latest estimates that have the network losing 1.176 million subscribers in the past two months. That brings ESPN’s subscriber total to 88.4 million, down from a high of 100.187 million in May '11. In response to the subscriber drop off a...

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