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Bundesliga Coaching Decisions Draw Top Ratings On Sky Sport News HD

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

German pay-TV channel Sky Sport News HD "recorded top numbers for its coverage of Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp's resignation and Hamburg SV's appointment of Bruno Labbadia," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. Around 100,000 tuned in to watch the 65-minute coverage starting at 1pm on Wed...

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