Media Notes: BT Sport Tackles Sky Over English Premier League Rights
BT Consumer Division CEO John Petter said that Sky will find it a "challenge" to retain the rights to televise all EPL matches in the next round of auctions for the games. Petter said that "Sky would struggle to keep the rights to the 116 games per season it holds at the next auction slated for next year." Petter said, "The question for them is, given the high prices that they charge, can they hold on to what they have? Because any outcome apart from keeping hold of the 116 games that they have is really a real problem for them" (CNBC, 9/2). ... The K-League launched an English-language website Wednesday, "hoping that the move will help it better communicate with its growing international fan base." The website at www.kleague.com/eng "contains information" on the first-division K-League Classic and the second-tier K-League Challenge. The site "features fixtures and results, match reports, statistics, league tables, video highlights and overviews of each club in both circuits" (YONHAP, 9/3).