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Australian Football League May Seek New Revenue Deal For AFLW Broadcasts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 23 / 17

The Australian Football League "may go back" to its TV broadcasters "to seek a new deal to broadcast" AFL Women's matches, according to 3AW. 3AW commentator Caroline Wilson said that the success of the women's competition "stunned everyone." Wilson added, "For the first three weeks, it is quadruplin...

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UEC, EBU Agree On 2016 Euro Cycling Rights

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