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Former ESPN Exec Marc Horine To Lead Digital Soccer Business

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 16

Former ESPN exec Marc Horine will be named GM of the America’s for Copa90, a digital soccer business owned by London-based soccer media company Bigballs Media, which counts Liberty Global, MLS and venture capital firm e.ventures as its the biggest investors. Horine, who was ESPN Digital VP/R...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Talks continue on local streaming

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SportsBusiness Journal: Paralympics to get live coverage from Sochi

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SportsBusiness Journal: CBS Radio-Nets deal far more than rights

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SportsBusiness Daily: Discovery To Air Two-Part NFL Series

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SportsBusiness Daily: Howard Beck Explains Move To Bleacher Report

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBS' Anthony, Kellogg Swap On-Air Roles

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SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12 venues to get AT&T wireless boost

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SportsBusiness Daily: Velocity Launching Motorsports Programming Block

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