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Rugby Commentator Eddie Butler Says BBC Let Open Go Due To Lack Of Viewers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

The BBC "did not fight to keep the rights to The Open 'with much vigour' because not enough people watched it," rugby commentator Eddie Butler has suggested, "as he promises the corporation is instead bracing itself to protect the Six Nations," according to Hannah Furness of the London TELEGRAPH. Bu...

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