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Sources: ESPN Moving Forward With Plan For Mike Greenberg To Host New Morning Show

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 13 / 17

ESPN execs are "moving forward with the plan" to shift Mike Greenberg into a new role as the "lead host of a television show that would air in the mornings on ESPN," according to sources cited by Richard Deitsch of SI.com. Greenberg's new show will have "elements of 'SportsCenter' -- which currently...

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07/01/99
MAKING LESS ON THE PUCK: FSNP TAKING A LOSS WITH PENS DEAL?

In its renegotiated TV deal with new Penguins Owner Mario Lemieux, Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh "turned over" radio rights, a 20% increase in TV rights fees, Civic Arena dasherboard signage and on-ice ad

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBA, NBC, NHRA, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney, Wilson Sporting Goods

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MEDIA NOTES

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