Quote of the Day

"I've been five times round this block and each time people say the bubble has burst. "
-- EPL CEO Richard Scudamore, after a 71% increase in the league’s three-year media rights deals with BSkyB and BT was announced today. (GUARDIAN, 6/13)
Thursday June 14, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 4 Print This Issue

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  • BSkyB, BT Score Rights

    Manchester City's Premier League title win over ManU helped boost TV rights bidding.

    BSkyB has retained the live broadcast TV rights for the Premier League in a £3B ($4.7B) deal, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN, who adds that the landscape of British broadcasting "shifted dramatically" after telecom company BT "bought a large slice" of the rights, boosting the TV deal to a "record" 71% increase. An "exciting climax to the season," combined with "intense competition" between rival broadcasters fueled the increase in the three-year deal. BSkyB retained the majority of the rights, securing 116 matches a season. But BT sprung a surprise by winning the rights to 38 live matches per season, including almost half of the "first pick" games.

  • Ex-Football Officials Jailed

    The clean-up of Chinese football takes a dramatic turn as ex officials get jail time for taking bribes.

  • Iveco, Corinthians Partner Up

    Brazilian FC Corintians and truck-maker Iveco for Copa Libertadores jerseys.

  • Rednapp Out At Tottenham

    Tottenham manager Harry Rednapp has been "dismissed" from the team.

  • Four 4G Winners In Brazil

    The auction for rights to build Brazil's 4G net for the World Cup and Olympics raises $1.3B.

  • Adidas Boss Boosts Brand

    Adidas Group CEO talks about the importance of the Euro 2012 and Olympics to the company.

  • Mediapro Banished By La Liga

    La Liga clubs tell Mediapro to pay up if they want to continue broadcasting games.

  • Real Madrid TV Close

    Real Madrid near a deal to get its own TV network.

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