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Media Notes: ZDF Looks For Partners To Help Chances Of Landing Sports Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

German public broadcaster ZDF "is open for partnerships with commercial competitors" to improve its chances in "bidding races for attractive sports rights" after losing the rights for the UEFA Champions League and the Olympic Games  ( BROADBAND TV NEWS, 6/23 ). The Int'l Cricket C...

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