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Pay-TV Channel Premier Sports Set To Broadcast Pro14 From Next Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 18

Pay-TV channel Premier Sports looks set to "come on board" as broadcaster of the Pro14 from next season "as Sky Sports' involvement comes to an end," according to Simon Thomas of WALES ONLINE. A "new name to many rugby fans," Premier is "likely to be joined in covering the tournament" in the U.K. by...

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