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Russian Broadcasters Lose Rights To Crucial Euro Qualifier Over Missed UEFA Payments

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

On Monday, Russian football fans were shocked by the news that they may be unable to watch a TV broadcast of a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier between Russia and Sweden as two state-run broadcasters, Channel One and VGTRK, lost their TV rights to the tournament. Just days before the game, its TV broadca...

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