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Upcoming Premier League TV Rights Auction Boosts BT's Market Forecast

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 15 / 17

BT "disconnected from a sluggish London market" on Thursday as "high hopes for the coming months" pushed the telecom higher, according to Callum Jones of the LONDON TIMES. Having slumped 39% after its January profit warning, BT was "boosted by a rare upgrade." Urging clients to buy, financial servic...

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