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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sky and BT snap up Prem rights

Sky and BT have secured the rights to broadcast Premier League football for three years from the start of the 2013/2014 season for a combined total of 3.018 billion.

Sky has secured 116 of the 154 games on offer, with BT picking up the rights to 38 games.

ESPN will continue to broadcast 23 games for the 2012/2013 season.

"We made a strong bid that reflected the value of the rights to our business, and we thank the Premier League for the chance to participate. We're looking forward to continuing our Premier League coverage next season, and continuing to serve fans with great live sports events and programming including the FA Cup, Europa League, Scottish Premier League, Serie A, Premiership Rugby, Top 14, golf, darts, UFC, NBA and much more," ESPN said.

In a statement, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: 'The Barclays Premier League continues to provide excellent football and enthralling drama as we saw last season. The value this drives for our rights holders is evident and we are extremely pleased that this has been realised for our UK live rights."

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