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Media Notes: NBC Sports Gold To Offer Notre Dame American Football Package Abroad

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 17

University of Notre Dame American football fans abroad will be "able to catch all seven Fighting Irish home games" during the '17 season as part of a new NBC Sports Gold direct-to-consumer service . The $49.99 Notre Dame Football Season Pass package will be available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, ...

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