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Sky Cleans Up With Majority of Premier League TV Rights for 2016-19

By Gerald Lynch on at

Football fan? Then you're going to want to pick up a Sky TV subscription for yet another season. Despite BT's continued push into Sky's sports monopoly, Murdoch's empire has picked up five of the seven English Premier League live TV packages for the seasons 2016 through 2019.  BT's managed to bag just two.

Overall, it represents the biggest TV deal in footballing history, worth £5.14 billion, up from £3.01 billion. Don't be surprised then if subscription costs rise to reflect this. [BBC]