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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

04 / 17 / 14

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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CCTV Kicks Off World Cup Ad Auction

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NBCSN Picking Up Speed On F1 Ratings

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04/11/14
More Than 10M Watch ZDF's CL Broadcast

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04/11/14
Sport1 Acquires FIBA World Cup Rights

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Star Sports In Row With Hathway

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Sky Extends Wimbledon Media Rights

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