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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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10/31/11
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10/31/11
Can Tseng’s success pay off for LPGA?

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10/31/11
Winnipeg helps NHL to big merch sales

Fueled by strong sales of apparel and collectibles in Winnipeg, as well as a longer period of demand for championship gear in Boston, the NHL has seen its total merchandise revenue jump 12 percent over 2010-11. Commemorative coins ...

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10/31/11
True cost of canceling games

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10/24/11
USA Swimming offers 'Deck Pass'

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NBA job losses near 400

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10/17/11
NFL owners meet in Houston

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10/17/11
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