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BT CEO says BT Sport can survive without Premier League rights

Monday 5 February 2018 | 11:15 CET | News
BT Group CEO Gavin Patterson insists that its TV business model can survive without Premier League football rights and that the company has a 'Plan B' if it is shut out of the upcoming Premier Rights auction, reports The Guardian.

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Countries: United Kingdom
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