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Star Sports picks up Bundesliga rights in India

Pay-television broadcaster Star Sports has acquired rights in India for the Bundesliga, the top division of football in Germany.

The deal with DFL Sports Enterprises, which distributes the league’s rights, will run for five years, from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

Star Sports will pay considerably more than the $300,000 (€240,000) per year paid by pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports in the previous cycle, according to various reports in India, although the exact financial details were not disclosed.