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BBC, Channel 4 battle drives robust fee for UK-hosted Commonwealth Games

Maddison Keeney of Australia is seen during the Women's 3m Springboard final during Diving on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC paid a strong fee for rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, driven by the fact the event will be held in its home market and the emergence of keen competition from commercial broadcaster Channel 4.

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