BSKYB wins mobile rights
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
12 July 2006
12 July 2006
BSkyb Wins Mobile Rights To FA Premier League
Partnership with news group will bring new mobile content to widest audience
BSkyB has been awarded the mobile audio-visual rights to Barclays Premiership
football in a three-year deal starting August 2007. The bid was made in
partnership with News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun and News of the
World, who will jointly market and promote the new services.
BSkyB will now be able to offer mobile phone users action from all 380 Barclays
Premiership matches played in each of the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-2010
seasons. As well as highlights of every game, this service will include the
chance to see clips of goals and key moments while certain games are in
progress. Full details of the new service will be announced at a later date.
Stephen Nuttall, Director of Business Development at BSkyB said: 'Sky has now
secured TV, online and mobile rights to the Premiership and can promise the
widest range of services and the most flexible ways of viewing across multiple
platforms. With these new rights, Sky can offer Premiership football on the
move. Fans can look forward to using their mobile to keep up to date with all
the Premiership action.'
Sky Sports already supplies text and video content to all mobile networks in the
UK & Ireland. Services include updates from Sky Sports News and post-match
interviews with Premiership football managers. Sky Sports News is available live
as part of the Sky Mobile TV package and Sky Sports streamed live coverage of
the 2006 Coca-Cola League Play-Offs.
In May BSkyB was awarded the live broadcast rights to four packages of live
Premiership rights; a total of 92 live matches per season from the start of the
2007-08 campaign. Later that month BSkyB was awarded further Premiership rights;
to four packages of live matches in the Republic of Ireland and near-live rights
to 242 matches per season in the UK.
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