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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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BT Sport Gets Caribbean T20 Coverage

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06/02/14
Fox LatAm Picks Up Two Liga MX Rights

Fox Sports Latin America "has nabbed the exclusive broadcasting rights and non-exclusive online rights to all local matches" played by Liga MX side Pachuca, and "has also renewed its rights over Club León," according to Joel Marino of WORLD SCREEN. The multi-year deal means that Fox Sports "w ...

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05/30/14
Glazer's ManU Legacy Examined

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05/30/14
Owner Moves Second-Tier Mexican Club

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05/29/14
ManU Owner Malcolm Glazer Dies At 85

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05/29/14
ESPN Sets On Collaboration For World Cup

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05/29/14
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05/29/14
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05/27/14
ESPN Fined For Lack Of Audio Description

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