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Media Notes: Eleven Sports Partners With TalkSPORT For EPL Coverage In Singapore

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

Eleven Sports entered an agreement with talkSPORT to provide exclusive audio coverage of the Premier League in Singapore. Eleven will stream live audio commentary for all 380 EPL matches in English and up to 190 matches in Mandarin ( Eleven Sports ). Sports data company STATS launched STATS...

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Eurosport launched Eurosport VR , a new virtual reality application. Eurosport VR is ready to download ahead of this year’s Roland Garros and will feature daily highlights of the best matches, including "Shots of the Day," and exclusive behind the scenes footage in VR. The innovation buil ...

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Copa Del Rey Final Draws 10 Million

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NBC Touts Stellar EPL Season

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