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CBS to show more PBR events as part of deal

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Professional Bull Riders has extended its media rights deal with CBS in a move that will increase the number of events that will be carried by the broadcast network to 14 a year, up from 10 annually. CBS would not disclose how much it is paying PBR as part of the new multiyear deal, which is expe...

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