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NBC’s Premier League goal: Refining coverage

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 03 / 15

Entering the final year of its three-year deal to broadcast the English Premier League, NBC Sports lead soccer producer Pierre Moossa said the network is going to stick with what has made the first two years successful. “As boring as it sounds, we need to make sure that we’re covering...

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