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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 17

Turner Sports "will take part in Nielsen's service that measures so-called 'out of home' viewership," joining ESPN and Fox Sports in "subscribing to the service" ( VARIETY.com, 7/26 ). Horizons ETFs Management will be an official partner and exclusive ETF sponsor of the Raptors for the '17-18 s...

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