Discovery to bid for Premier League rights - report

Thursday 22 January 2015 | 10:58 CET | News
Discovery Communications, which bought majority control of Eurosport in June 2014, is plans to bid for Barclays Permier League football rights, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has flown to London to meet with officials of the Premier League, one person said. Bidding is due to begin in early February, and will see Discovery take on Sky and BT, which paid a record GBP 3 billion in 2012 for the current 3-year package. Discovery's participation is expected to push the price even higher for the three seasons starting in 2016. The Premier League is

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Companies: BT / Discovery Communications / Ofcom / Sky / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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