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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 27 / 15

The WALL STREET JOURNAL notes Sling TV, launching this week, "fills a big void for cable-cutters" as the "first service to live stream major sports, news and other traditionally pay-TV shows." The SACRAMENTO BEE Editorial Board: "It is hardly news that college sports are big business. ... But i...

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