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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Italy-Based TIM Gets Mobile Olympic Rights For 2018, 2020 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

Italian telecom TIM signed a deal with Discovery to become the “Official Mobile Broadcaster” of the 2018 and 2020 Games, giving it rights to carry Eurovision’s production of the events across Europe via mobile and broadband. In addition to picking up the rights to market with the O...

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Tags: Media, Olympics

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