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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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Tags: In-Depth, Super Bowl

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Likes Broadcasting Pro Bowl From SB Site

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SportsBusiness Daily: FCC Fines ESPN For EAS Tones

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SportsBusiness Daily: YES Close To Deal With WPIX For Yanks

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SportsBusiness Journal: 1st CFP offers Super Bowl-like aura

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Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Journal: Fox Sports close to Georgetown deal

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Tags: Colleges

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Returning As "TNF" Broadcaster

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