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CBS Reaches Deal To Stream NFL Games On Its All Access OTT Service Beginning Sunday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

CBS has "struck a deal with the NFL" to stream its coverage of games on its CBS All Access OTT subscription service beginning Sunday, according to John Koblin of the N.Y. TIMES. CBS All Access subscribers will be "able to stream the game that is being broadcast by their local CBS affiliate, as ...

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NFL Week 10 Ratings Get Needed Boost

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Mavs' Cuban, ESPN Resolve Reporter Issue

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The Ringer Not Mirroring Success Of Grantland

Although Bill Simmons' website, The Ringer, is "producing a mix of sports and popular-culture content, as well as coverage of politics and technology, Grantland’s fans are not rushing" to the site, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. Data from comScore shows that The Ringer, which ...

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DirecTV's Dan York "Ringleader" Against SportsNet LA

DirecTV Chief Content Officer Dan York, who has been described by some as the "alpha male of the pay-TV pack," was the "ringleader in a campaign to ensure the cable channel owned by the Dodgers, SportsNet LA, would remain on the bench," according to Meg James of the L.A. TIMES. York allege ...

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Media Notes

In Buffalo, Mike Harrington wrote NBCSN is finally "getting the hint," as the cable net is "adding a marquee game" to its NHL schedule with Maple Leafs-Oilers on Nov. 29. The net "did not have a single game involving" the Oilers on its schedule prior to the season and had "just one involving" the Ma ...

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"First Take" Moving From ESPN2 To ESPN

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NFL Pregame Shows Generally Lower In '16

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Malone: "Disney Being Held Back By ESPN"

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