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MLS, U.S. Soccer Partner With IMG On Global Media RightsPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 22 / 14
MLS and U.S. Soccer today will announce that they have partnered with IMG to market and distribute global media rights for the two soccer organizations for the next eight years. The agreement, which will run from '15-22, will include MLS; both men’s and women’s national team matches...
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CNNfn launched "Sports Inc.," a daily show devoted to the business of sports. Sean Callebs hosts Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:00 pm ET (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 11/26)....In New York, Richard Sandomir notes so fa
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Two "highly competitive" championship tennis matches going head-to-head on national TV Sunday "reinforced" NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol''s opinion that the game "is desperate for leadership," acc
Classic Sports Network will expand to the Greater Boston area starting Wednesday, when 200,000 cable subscribers in 27 Continental Cable systems will get a free trial for five days, afterwhich it will