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Dish Launches ESPN Classic On-Demand, Drops Linear Channel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

Dish Network launches ESPN Classic On-Demand today and will drop the linear channel. The service will have 600 hours of programming and will be anchored by college football (200+ games) and college basketball (50+ games). Dish Network customers that subscribe to a tier that carries ESPN have access ...

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