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Wimbledon To Remain On The BBC In U.K. Through '17 As Part Of Rights Extension
Published October 27, 2011
CLEAR SKY: In London, Charles Sale reports "strong fears that Sky Sports were having second thoughts about spending [US$312.3M] on Football League rights have finally been allayed by the signing of the contract six months after the deal was struck." The price is US$36.8M-per-year "less than the current Sky contract." But the "lack of competition -- with neither the BBC nor ESPN bidding -- meant Sky could have picked up the content for considerably less and that has caused angst at their Isleworth headquarters" (London DAILY MAIL, 10/27).