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Discovery Announces Streaming Deal With Amazon Channels In Germany, Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

Discovery Communications struck a streaming deal in Germany and Austria with Amazon that gives Amazon Prime members access to Eurosport's premium live HD sports content, including exclusive Bundesliga coverage on Friday nights across Germany. Eurosport launched on Amazon channels on Wednesday. Amazo...

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Sky Reports Decreased Profits

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L.A., Paris Bid Teams Talk Deal

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Ecclestone Talks Formula 1's New Owner

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Eleven Sports Breaks Into U.S. Market

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