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FS North Preps Plans For '18 Version Of Hockey Day Minnesota

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

Hockey Day Minnesota, FS North’s annual programming stunt, kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00am ET. Over 14 hours, the RSN will produce two high-school hockey games, two outdoor college hockey games and the Lightning-Wild NHL game. FS North also will provide multiple camera angles and 180-degr...

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On The Ground: ESPN agrees to buy stake in DraftKings

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Tags: ESPN, ING, GE, CES, Media, ATT, Ping, And 1, Ally, UPS, NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, Comcast, NBC, Dell, Walt Disney

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Adds More K-Zone Presence

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SportsBusiness Journal: D-League returns to ESPN

ESPN has signed a deal to carry as many as 19 NBA Development League playoff games for each of the league’s next two postseasons, the first time the D-League has been carried by the network in more than a decade. The revenue-sharing deal is a “bridge” deal that spans this year&r ...

Tags: Media, Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Tablets will make debut in MLB dugouts

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SportsBusiness Journal: Horowitz considers job at Fox Sports

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: For Mets milestone, SNY gets graphic

BROADCAST For Mets milestone, SNY gets graphic SportsNet New York is celebrating its 10th year of producing Mets games with a new graphics package that is designed to allow the regional sports network to be more nimble with its prod ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: ESPN’s Snapchat deal

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SportsBusiness Daily: Ebersol To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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SportsBusiness Journal: Youth lacrosse tourney inspired by LLWS

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SportsBusiness Journal: Will Cowherd be the new Maher?

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Tags: ESPN, ING, HBO, Ugg, GE

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