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Fox Sports signs up SailGP rights in Australia

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has signed a three-year deal for rights to the new SailGP event in Australia, from 2019 to 2021.

SailGP is a new sailing competition starting next year which will have five inshore events in: Sydney; San Francisco; New York; Cowes, UK; and Marseille, France. There will be six competing teams: Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the US.

The Fox deal is the first media-rights agreement SailGP has struck. Fox will show all SailGP events live, starting with the Sydney event in February.

SailGP has reserved a separate package of rights in the country including live coverage of the Sydney event and highlights of the others for a free-to-air broadcaster.

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