Media Notes: RTÉ Announces End Of EPL Broadcasts As Part Of Cost Cutting Measures
RTÉ Sport has confirmed that it will no longer have the rights to TV coverage of the Premier League. A statement from RTÉ Sport said, "As part of an organisation-wide cost cutting initiative RTÉ’s Director General has publicly stated that the cost of sports rights must be reduced by 25% from 2011 levels by 2015." RTÉ’s Group Head of Sport Ryle Nugent said that national teams and games will remain the priority of the broadcaster (RTÉ). ... Infront Sports & Media has sealed a complementary agreement with long-term partner Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) for the FIS Nordic Ski World Cup events taking place in Finland. The new contract runs for the '13-14 to '15-16 seasons. It covers the rights for live, delayed and highlights coverage of all Finish FIS World Cup events in cross country, ski jumping and Nordic combined (Infront).