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Twitter To Stream Live, Out-Of-Market MLB, NHL Games; New Highlight Show To Debut

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 16

Twitter has struck a far-reaching deal with MLBAM in which it will stream live, weekly out-of-market games for both MLB and the NHL. There also will be a new, exclusive nightly multisport highlights show in collaboration with 120 Sports, of which MLBAM is a founding partner. The deal extends a recen...

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