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

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Will Twitter keep Thursday night NFL?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

The biggest question in sports media over the next two months is who will wind up with the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” digital package. Twitter’s $10 million deal to live-stream 10 Thursday night games is being shopped around to everyone from traditional media companie...

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