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Megogo picks up French and Spanish football rights in Ukraine

Ukrainian video-on-demand service Megogo last week sealed deals for Spanish LaLiga and France’s Ligue 1, confirming its intent to compete in the country’s sports-rights market.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona sends the ball over Kepa Arrizabalaga of Athletic Club during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Athletic Club at Camp Nou on March 18, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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