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John Ourand

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

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Turner Launching OTT Service Next Fall With UEFA Champions League, Europa League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Turner Sports will launch an OTT sports service next fall with UEFA Champions League and Europa League games. Turner was expected to make an official announcement on its OTT plans on Thursday as part of a larger formal confirmation of its three-year, $60M English-language rights deal to carry games ...

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