Business briefing

January 9, 2004
Overseas Premiership TV rights up for grabs

The Premier League this week closed bids for its coveted overseas television rights, with analysts predicting the deal to be worth in excess of £200million.

Three years ago the league brokered a deal worth £178million with a consortium comprising sports rights agencies TWI, Octagon CSI, Sport+ as well as Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation.

These four companies split the package by region, with each taking ...

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