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Argentine First Division Football Clubs To Decide On New Offer From Fox, Turner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Argentine first division football clubs on Thursday listened to broadcasters Fox and Turner say that they want to spend a total of 2.2B Argentine pesos ($140M) for the TV rights for '17, according to González & Czyz of LA NACION. Fox and Turner execs added that they want "to pay this...

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