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BeIN Sports Lands Champions League Broadcast Rights In Asia For 2015-18

04 / 24 / 14

BeIN Sports "has struck a deal" with UEFA for Champions League rights in Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement spans the '15-18 rights cycle and guarantees beIN Sports "will show two live Champions League games per match night and one Europa League game per kic...

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Beijing To Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics

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11/06/13
STAR Unifies Branding For Sports

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11/06/13
Sethi Resumes As Acting PCB Chief

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11/05/13
All Blacks Raise Asia's Rugby's Profile

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SPFL Agree To China Broadcast Deal

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PCB Misses Out On $1.5M

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