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Sky Deutschland Records Convincing Ratings For Champions League Broadcasts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 02 / 14

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League matchup between Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. The game, which kicked off at 6pm, attracted 300,000 viewers and obtained a market share of 4.7% in the t...

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