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U.K. Coverage Of Formula E Finale Draws Audience Of 1.2 Million On ITV

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

The U.K. coverage of the second London ePrix on ITV drew an audience of more than 1.2 million. With the Saturday race drawing a combined audience of more than 900,000 from the live ITV4 broadcast and the ITV highlights, more than 2 million people in Britain watched the country’s first all-ele...

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Scudamore: EPL 'Quintessentially English'

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