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    We find out who wins the rights for the Premier League this week.

    Given that BT already have the Champions League rights if they gain the majority of the prem as well Sky will be absolutely screwed. I think Sky will win because BT are about to buy EE and I doubt they'll have the cash to do both. If that happens I think they've missed a massive opportunity.

    Incidentally where does the 4-5 Billion pounds that the Premier League get actually go?
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      Incidentally where does the 4-5 Billion pounds that the Premier League get actually go?
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      Incidentally where does the 4-5 Billion pounds that the Premier League get actually go?
      It trickles down the footballing pyramid, strengthening not only the lower leagues but the national team as well.

      Or, of course, it goes on the rest of the pile somewhere whilst the pittance that is given to the FL clubs becomes something that has to be begged for by accepting such wonderful schemes as the 'Elite Player Performance Plan' (otherwise known as the 'Steal Any Half Decent Youth Plan').

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      Thought there was a third player involved in the bidding.

      I would expect more of a carve up, so that if you want to watch live football you will need to buy more than one sports satellite channel. At present with BT virtually only on at Saturday lunchtime you can survive only with Sky
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      Bein sport will win a package or two and we will be forced to shell out a further £15 a month
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      Will one of the companies have sole viewing rights, or will one of them have the larger share like the current situation?
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      Bein sport will win a package or two and we will be forced to shell out a further £15 a month
      Nah, they'll only show Premier League so there'll be no need.
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      Thought there was a third player involved in the bidding.

      I would expect more of a carve up, so that if you want to watch live football you will need to buy more than one sports satellite channel. At present with BT virtually only on at Saturday lunchtime you can survive only with Sky
      As it's a sealed process there's every chance there are multiple bidders.

      Bein were rumoured to be interested, as were Discovery (owners of Eurosport I believe) so they could walk away with something...hell, if Google decided to get into the game they could be involved (admittedly unlikely).
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      BT have done better than they thought, they will bid much stronger and have deeper pockets than anyone previously taking on Sky
      My bill will go up for the 22nd year running is the only certainty
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      Thought there was a third player involved in the bidding.
      Al jezeera. Also im sure Virgin are involved and someone else. i read Virgin were asking for stalling of the auction until after an Ofcom or Competition Commision inquiry completed. the thing is the Premiership have been quite clever in responce to the claims of lack of competition by offering more packages, so more companies can get involved and deflect those claims.
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