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Terry Lefton

Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising, for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Shout! Factory Regains Rights To Distribute/Sell Annual World Series Highlights Film

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 16

Shout! Factory has secured the rights from MLB to distribute and sell the annual World Series highlights film, in a multiyear deal. Those rights had been held by Lionsgate Home Entertainment since '12. Shout! Factory previously held those same rights from '05-10. The '16 World Series film will be o...

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Tags: Media, MLB

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Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL, PepsiCo

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