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Snapchat getting ‘SportsCenter’ of its own

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 13 / 17

ESPN this week will debut a Snapchat-exclusive version of its flagship “SportsCenter,” deepening its involvement with the popular social media platform. The Snapchat version of “SportsCenter” will run twice a day in two on-demand segments of three to five minutes each, mar...

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