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Weak pound post-Brexit vote boosts total Premier League rights income

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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