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Thai TV Operator TrueVisions Gets English Premier League Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

TrueVisions, Thailand's biggest pay-TV operator, "has successfully acquired" sublicensing rights from Qatar-based beIN Sports to broadcast English Premier League football matches for the next three seasons, according to Nanat Suchiva of the BANGKOK...

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