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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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Mourinho Thinks £89M Will Soon 'Look Cheap'

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Gran Canaria To Host Supercopa

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Brown: F1 Teams Push For Standard Parts

McLaren Exec Dir Zak Brown said that F1 teams "remain eager for the increased use of standard parts as a cost-cutting measure," according to Rowlinson & Barretto of MOTORSPORT. As F1 embarks on the post-Bernie Ecclestone era, some focus "is being put on bringing costs under control while making ...

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Flensburg-Handewitt Renews Shirt Deal

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AFLPA Concerned Over GPS Data

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La Liga Has Not Conducted A Valid Test

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German Cup Draws Close To 7 Million

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RFU Angers Season-Ticket Holders

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