North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Orders State Broadcaster To Illegally Carry EPL Matches
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, a "fervent" ManU fan, has issued a decree "ordering state television to broadcast Premier League football," according to Corey Charlton of the London DAILY MAIL. It is believed English football matches "will soon be broadcast across the nation following his decision." It is "his passion for the Red Devils and English top flight football that reportedly paved the way for football to be included in the country's viewing schedule shake-up." However, it will "also be illegal." Football clubs sell their video rights to broadcasters in deals that "provide huge revenue and this is one way the league remains exceptionally lucrative." An EPL spokesperson said, "Nobody has the rights to broadcast Premier League football in North Korea so if this is happening then it is copyright theft, plain and simple" (DAILY MAIL, 8/27).