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Russia’s Sport 1 picks up Eredivisie rights

Russian pay-television sports channel Sport 1 has acquired rights to the 2014-15 season of the Eredivisie, the top division of Dutch football.

Sport 1, which is owned by state broadcaster VGTRK, will broadcast more than 110 Eredivisie games, along with a weekly highlights programme.

The 2014-15 Eredivisie season commences on August 8 as PEC Zwolle take on Utrecht. Ajax is the reigning Dutch champion.