Wednesday, 26 July 2017

BT buys Europa, Champions League football rights for £897 million

By Kathy Gordon, Dow Jones Newswires
Monday 11 November 13

U.K. telco invests further in its sports programming, winning rights currently held by ITV, Sky.

British telecommunications and broadband provider BT Group PLC has added another pricey notch to its sports bow, paying GBP897 million ($1.44 billion) for three-year rights to two European soccer championships that are currently broadcast by British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC and ITV PLC. BT has been bulking up its sports channels, which launched in the summer…

British telecommunications and broadband provider BT Group PLC has added another pricey notch to its sports bow, paying GBP897 million ($1.44 billion) for three-year rights to two European soccer championships that are currently broadcast by British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC and ITV PLC. BT has been bulking up its sports channels, which launched in the summer…

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