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Sky Sport News HD's Free-To-Air TV Debut Draws More Than 500,000 Viewers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 16

German sports news channel Sky Sport News HD "celebrated a positive free-to-air TV launch," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The channel drew more than 500,000 viewers on average for the broadcast of the Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and FSV Mainz. The game drew a 3.5% market share in th...

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