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Nova nets Ligue 1 rights deal

Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has acquired the rights to Ligue 1, the top division of French football, in a two-year deal spanning the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

Nova will exploit the rights across its Novasports channels, along with its Nova Go platform.

The contract took effect from Friday, when defending Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lens 3-1 to go second in the table.

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