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SBD/Issue 198/Sports Media
Published July 12, 2006
CALL DROPPED: In Manchester, Richard Wray reports BSkyB has secured the mobile highlights package for the English Premier League. TWI and mobile phone companies 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone were working on a joint bid “that would have seen each operator given equal access to games.” The mobile rights “are understood to have been sold for under [US$18.4M], leaving the Premier League short compared with” the previous deal (GUARDIAN, 7/12).
PREDATORS: The Predators will produce separate TV and radio broadcasts next season, ending the simulcast that had been used since the team’s inaugural season in ’98-99. Play-by-play announcer Pete Weber and analyst Terry Crisp will call games on FSN South and move to radio for games that are not televised (Predators).