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Sinclair secures more Tennis Channel homes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 29 / 16

As sports TV channels continue to bleed subscribers, Tennis Channel is growing its distribution by about 25 million homes in only two years. Service Break Tennis Channel's cable home distribution, shown since its launch year, is jumping significantly. Year ...

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