Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sky win Premier League Rights, pays a lot for them [Football]

The Premier League has announced that BSkyB has won four of the six live TV packages paying an estimated £1bn. Each package contains 23 games so this will entitle Sky to show 92 games per year. The Premier League has refused to discuss the actual ammount paid and what packages Sky has won.

This follows on from the news that the BBC payed £173m over three years to renew their rights to show Premiership highlights on Match Of The Day. This figure is slightly higher than what they paid last time around but the new package includes extra internet rights.

The remaining two packages are to go to a second round of bidding with the two bidders involved believed to be Setanta and ESPN.

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