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Top Soccer Leagues Get 25% Rise in TV Rights Sales, Report Says

Growth in television rights deals in Germany and England lifted broadcast revenues of Europe’s top five soccer leagues 25 percent to a combined 5 billion euros ($6.7 billion) a season, according to a report.

TV Sports Markets, an information provider for broadcasters and sports organizations, said in its Football Media Money League report that the latest cycle of rights sales through 2016 in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain added 1 billion euros a season to the previous three-year period.