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SI, Fox Sports Digital Rolling Out World Series Facebook Live Shows

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 28 / 16

Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Digital are collaborating on a series of live World Series pregame shows on Facebook Live, an outgrowth of the large-scale digital partnership the pair signed this summer . “Live@The World Series” will stream prior to each World Series game from Fox Spo...

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