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Eleven Sports, nSport+ pick up Ekstraliga rights

Pay-television broadcaster nSport+ and sports broadcaster Eleven Sports have acquired rights in Poland to the Ekstraliga domestic speedway competition.

The broadcasters will cover 64 matches from next year’s competition, according to the Media2.pl website.

The 2019 Ekstraliga season gets underway on April 5 and nSport+ is set to broadcast Sunday matches, with Eleven to cover Friday fixtures.

The Ekstraliga is one of the leading speedway competitions in the world. Next season’s competition is due to run until September 22.

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