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NBC Sports Digital Adding Live EPL Matches To New OTT Product

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 27 / 17

NBC Sports Digital is adding live EPL matches and studio-based programming to its NBC Sports Gold streaming product, marking the first time the league's content has been available to U.S. consumers in an OTT package. The $49.99 cost for the new “Premier League Pass” will cover 130 matche...

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KPMG Extends Women's Golf Deal

KPMG has extended its deal with the PGA of America and the LPGA for title sponsorship of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The new agreement runs through '23 and will continue to include the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and KPMG Future Leaders Program. Financial terms of the deal were ...

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium signed a deal with AT&T that "makes the telecommunications company a founding partner and official communications producer of the stadium." The company also will host a "permanent gathering place with The AT&T Perch above the west end zone" ( BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/27 ). ...

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A Minecraft user known as Jaxon Builds created a near-perfect replica of Dodger Stadium using the popular sandbox video game.

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Tennis HOFer John McEnroe will appear on CBS' "The Late Show" at 11:35pm ET.

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@packers unveil new #Titletown District logo. Pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/7Kr7LA4cD0 — Jim Matthews (@jmatthe79) June 27, 2017

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27.5% – Percentage of Minor League Baseball's Facebook followers who "view content in Spanish," an indication that MiLB is "poised for tremendous multi-cultural growth" ( TWITTER.com, 6/27 ).

BIG3 Success Depends On Nostalgia

The BIG3 provided "plenty of nostalgia" in its debut on Sunday, but fans "interested in quality basketball should look elsewhere," according to Tim Bontemps of the WASHINGTON POST. Participants over the weekend "looked like what they are: retired NBA players and journeymen." Play was "stilted, with ...

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Fox Sports Cutting Online Writing Staff

Fox Sports is "overhauling its online operations, eliminating the writing staff to invest in more-lucrative video production," according to Lucas Shaw of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Fox Sports will "eliminate about 20 writing and editing positions" in L.A. and "replace them with a similar number of jobs in ...

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Under Armour Names Patrik Frisk President

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Airweave Ends USOC Deal Three Years Early

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