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Japanese Satcom Provider Signs Five-Year Deal For Overseas Rights To J.League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. has bought the overseas broadcast rights to all J.League games in a five-year deal worth 350M yen ($2.9M) annually. The deal reportedly is five times what Japanese football was getting from its previous arrangement with World Sports Group, and covers TV and Internet rights for...

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