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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

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ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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Sky, BT Sport To Bid For SPFL Playoffs

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06/17/13
Confed Cup Features Record Coverage

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06/17/13
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06/14/13
Sky Ashes Arises To Challenge BT Sport

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06/14/13
Tennis Australia Quiet On Broadcast Deal

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06/14/13
Bild To Generate $18.6M Through Ads

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06/14/13
Navratilova Joins BBC For Wimbledon

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06/14/13
Mediapro's Gol T To Broadcast World Cup

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U21 Matchup Disappoints On Kabel Eins

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