Sky, ESPN net Scottish soccer rights

BSkyB and ESPN have inked a five-year deal for rights to soccer matches from the Scottish Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

The new agreement runs from the 2012/13 season to the 2016/17 season and each of the UK pay TV broadcasters will show 30 live games per season.

Financial details were not disclosed, but the value of the deal is thought to be about £80 million (€93 million). Sky, the previous rights holder, said the deal had been renewed on improved terms.


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