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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 26 / 17

$0.72  – Monthly subscriber cost of SEC Network, according to Kagan research. When ESPN and the ACC launch the ACC Network in '19, it is "expected to be lower than the rates" for SEC Network and BTN ($0.43 cents, according to Kagan) ( SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 6/26 issue ).

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