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Discovery Communications Looking To Sublicense Rights For '22, '24 Olympic Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Discovery Communications President & CEO David Zaslav following the announcement of a European Olympic media-rights deal yesterday said that the company hopes to be "sub-licensing rights in many, especially strategic, markets to free-to-air networks and retaining cable network rights," accordi...

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