Premier League signs €1.045bn TV deal

The Premier League has signed a new £1.024bn (€1.45bn) live television deal with BskyB for 2004/05-2006/07 and a £105m (€149m) highlights package that will be shown by the BBC.

The Premier League has signed a new £1.024bn (€1.45bn) live television deal with BskyB for 2004/05-2006/07.

They have also agreed a £105m (€149m) highlights package that will be shown by the BBC.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, said: "Today's announcement is the culmination of a competitive tendering process for our UK live and free-to-air highlights packages.

“The FA Premier League will now enter into a period of exclusive negotiation to conclude agreements with the successful bidders.

“BSkyB has won each of the four live packages individually.

“The BBC has won the free-to-air highlights package as they made the best bid in that category.

“We are pleased that the bids for these packages have reflected, once again, the quality and success of our league. Everyone in football will welcome the continuity and stability this provides.

“We still have to conclude arrangements for our 12 remaining audio-visual packages for the UK and Ireland, including those for new media, as well as our audio rights and overseas rights.”

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