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Premier League to remain on Cosmote in Greece – report

Greek media reports claim that pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has renewed its English Premier League rights for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

The report suggests that bidding went to a second round, with Cosmote overcoming rival pay-television broadcaster Nova. Cosmote’s current three-season deal for Premier League rights runs from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

The Premier League issued a tender for rights in Greece on October 7, with first-round bids due on October 31.

Cosmote currently holds rights to several European football properties, including: Uefa’s Champions League and Europa League, Spain’s LaLiga and Germany’s Bundesliga.

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