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Sky Profits Fall 11%, Partly Due To Rising Cost Of Live Premier League Coverage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 17

Sky's profits fell 11% in the nine months to the end of March as the European broadcaster "continued to be hit by the rising costs of live Premier League football," according to David Bond of the FINANCIAL TIMES. A £494M ($633M) increase in the cost of the rights caused operating profits to fa...

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