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BT Sport To Broadcast Football Results Show Via Twitter In U.K.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 17

BT Sport signed "yet another live deal," this time with Twitter, to showcase football results show BT Sport Score to viewers in the U.K., according to Rebecca Stewart of THE DRUM. The announcement follows "a slew of experiments from the broadcaster around the way it delivers sport and highlights to ...

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