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How BBC kept Match of the Day from ITV’s clutches

by | 2nd, February 2015

FOOTBALL fans who don’t look at the Premier League goals on Twitter or streamed matches over the web, can delight in the news that BBC has retained the rights to show Premier League highlights on Saturday nights.

On the Daily Mirror, Alex Richards reports:

Match of the Day will remain on our screens for three more years after the BBC retained the rights to Premier League highlights in a deal worth £204million. That is a 15 percent rise on the last rights deal – which cost the BBC £179.7million – despite no bid from ITV, who had been expected to provide competition.

Or as the Daily Mirror says: “The corporation saw off ITV with a £204million bid…”

 

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Also, The BBC owns the rights to Match of the Day. It owns the title. No bid required.

Such are the facts…

Such are the facts…

 



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