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German Court Issues Injunction Against Sky Deutschland For Bundesliga Promotion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Eurosport "won its fight to stop the largest satellite TV service provider in Germany from marketing itself as the exclusive home" of the Bundesliga, after a German court issued an injunction against Sky Deutschland, adding that the satellite service misled consumers, according to Mike Farrell of MU...

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