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Facebook Hires Former Eurosport CEO To Head Sports Rights Talks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 22 / 18

Facebook hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to "head up the social network’s efforts to broker worldwide deals for live-streaming sports," according to Todd Spangler of VARIETY. At Facebook, Hutton will focus on "securing global sports rights" and be based in Silicon Valley, according to sources...

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