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Kids’ vacation viewing habits open this TV writer’s eyes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 18 / 14

E very time I write about the threat of cord cutting, media executives tell me not to believe what my eyes are telling me. The execs roll out statistics that show people aren’t cutting the cord nearly as much as reporters are writing about ...

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For ICC, good vibe and better results

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MLS All-Star Game a World Cup showcase

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Pro Football HOF eyes holograms

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High hopes for year two of Guinness Cup

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