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CBS Sports Digital Posts Several Records For Super Bowl Streaming

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 08 / 16

CBS Sports Digital said it posted a variety of Super Bowl records for its live stream of the game on a variety of platforms. The net said CBS and NFL digital properties combined to generate an average minute audience of 1.4 million for Super Bowl 50 last night, up from 800,000 on NBC Sports Live Ext...

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