The Premier League has launched an Invitation to Tender for the live UK TV rights for three years starting with the 2013/14 season.
TV2 Sport, the joint venture between Modern Times Group (MTG) and Denmark’s TV2, is to launch of a dedicated channel to provide coverage of the Premier League over the next three years.
Canal Digital has signed a new distribution agreement with TV2 that secures the Premier League for its Norwegian subscribers over the next three years. The English football competition had been a fixture of the schedules for long-time partner Canal+ until the TV4-owned paycaster was outbid in the 2010-13 rights round.
Yahoo has acquired the UK internet rights to the English Premier League from the start of the 2010/11 season.
The European Court has announced the postponement of its ruling on the viewing of Premier League football in pubs to early 2010. The verdict of the Court could have big implications on the way European broadcasters acquire movie and sports rights in the future.