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Orange Wants To Acquire Canal+ Sports Rights, Has No Interest In Stake

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

French telecom Orange said that it was "interested in working with Canal Plus on acquiring sports rights rather than trying to buy a stake" in the pay-TV business, according to Rosemain & Barzic of REUTERS. The two had been "discussing a possible move by Orange to buy into Canal Plus," owned by ...

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