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Facebook Gets Exclusive English/Portuguese Streaming Rights To Two ESL Properties

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

Facebook has acquired the exclusive English and Portuguese-language streaming rights to two major esports properties -- the ESL Pro League and ESL One circuit. YouTube previously had the English-language rights to the Pro League. The deal covers four seasons -- or two years -- of Pro League action, ...

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90min Expands Into Brazil

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Sport1 Plans To Launch Second Channel

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11/14/16
Schumacher With Social Media Accounts

The management team of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher "has launched official Facebook and Instagram accounts for the 47-year-old," according to the SID. Both accounts went live on Sunday, 22 years to date after Schumacher claimed his maiden world title in '94. A Twitter account "is ...

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11/14/16
MotoGP Signs TV Deals In Europe

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