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Al Jazeera bid for Premier League TV rights is 'realistic prospect'
Published : 28 Feb 2012 14:09:12
Disney-owned ESPN will not get involved in a bidding war if Arab TV channel Al Jazeera takes on Satellite broadcaster BSkyB for exclusive live coverage of Barclays Premier League football. The current three-season TV deal which saw Sky and ESPN pay a total of ?1.78billion to screen 138 top-flight live games per year ends in May 2013.