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Universal Sports Signs Deal With National Cable Television Cooperative

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 14

Universal Sports today signed a distribution deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative, a group that represents around 900 small cable operators in carriage deals. Universal Sports previously had deals with NCTC members Google Fiber, Wave Broadband, GCI and Hawaiian Telecom. As part of the...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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Top Sports Bars In Total Revenue

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Fan Demographics Among Select Auto Racing Series

Fans of IndyCar, NHRA and NASCAR draw an older demographic with more than a third of fans of each series between the ages of 45-64, according to data from Scarborough Sports Marketing. By comparison, supercross/motocross trend younger, with around 64% of fans under the age of 44. Supercross/mot ...

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Poll: Favorite College Basketball Teams

Duke has regained the top spot as the favorite men's college basketball team, one year after being tied with archrival North Carolina, according to data from Harris Poll. Duke has been the favorite among college basketball fans seven times since '03, and has finished at No. 2 twice. North Carol ...

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Forbes' Global Billionaires With Sports Interests

There are 1,210 people on FORBES' list of billionaires this year, marking the largest number ever. That figure is up from 793 last year and 1,125 in '09. The collective net worth of those on the list is $4.5 trillion, a record that is up from $4.4 trillion last year and $900B in '09. There are ...

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Top Sports Websites In February

Yahoo Sports led all sports websites during February with 45.8 million unique visitors, according to data from comScore. ESPN.com ranked second with 35.5 million uniques. USTrotting.com led all sports sites with 103.3 minutes per visitor, but attracted only 50,000 uniques in February. ...

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Overnight Nielsen Ratings

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