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Source: Diamond Sports is seeking to cut the broadcast fees it pays to the NHL and NBA by up to 20%; Diamond pays NBA teams about $600M a year
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A history of Vine's failure to build relationships with its top creators, who Vine leadership resented for gaming the app's ranking algorithm and their humor
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One of India's largest music labels Saregama acquires a 51.82% stake in Pocket Aces, which produces short-form video content aimed at young Indians, for ~$20M
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