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Clippers' Ballmer Reportedly Declines Prime Ticket's Extension Offer, Wants OTT NetworkPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15
Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer "has turned down" a $60M-a-year offer from FS Prime Ticket for local-TV rights and is instead "forging ahead with a plan to start his own over-the-top streaming network," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. Sources said that if he "follows through on the plan,...
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