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Home Team Sports gives digital side a chance to grow

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

The Fox Sports-owned Home Team Sports has built a nice business selling national advertising schedules for all of the country’s regional sports networks. RSNs handle all the local ad inventory, and HTS sells the national spots. Now, the group is looking to expand into the digital arena and ...

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