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NBC touts stellar Premier League season

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 23 / 16

NBC’s coverage of the Premier League this season began on as much of a high note for network officials last August as they could have imagined. The network scored the most-viewed opening weekend for the league ever in the United States and, more significantly, secured an unprecedented six-year...

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