the ESPN deal has been concluded and the Premier League revenues are secured,

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Premier League | Tags: , , , , |

Intresting story about the ESPN deal

THE LEADER Now that the ESPN deal has been concluded and the Premier League revenues are secured, we take a look at ESPN’s short and long term ambitions and what that might mean for the future of Club financing, the media proposition to fans and the competition for future rights (all of which continue to happen under the watchful eye of the European Commission). Also in The Leader, we interview Lord Triesman, Chairman of The Football Association and a former referee, on his hopes and aspirations for one of the most scrutinised professions in football. With all major international news and deals of the week also being covered, this week’s edition is a must read for all those in the business of football. By the way, with less than 3 months to go, the annual gathering of 1000 senior international football executives over 3 nights and 2 days at Chelsea FC on 7th and 8th October is gearing up to welcome the most senior level delegates ever assembled in the global football industry. Why not find out who’s attending and who you can meet by contacting the team on enquiry@leadersinfootball.com. And, if you are interested in joining them, book your place today by calling +44 208 545 1595 before the price goes up! Click here for more details on how to attend ________________________________________ THE LEADER COLUMN HOW DEEP ARE YOUR POCKETS? HOW HIGH IS THE SKY? The news that ESPN has done a deal with SKY to broadcast those Premier League TV rights washed up on the shores of Setantas shipwreck will raise few eyebrows amongst media folk. ESPN snapped up the flotsam: 46 live games next season and 23 games for each season from 2010 -2013, and they need a platform or two to make the offering available. But the practical arrangements may have surprised some. The recently announced deal involves SKY acting as an agent to sell in the new ESPN premium channel to Sky subscribers in homes, pubs and other commercial customers. SKY will even sell the ad slots and actually produce ESPNs matches, though the US media company will provide its own analysis and experts-in-the-studio. At an add on price of 9 – 12 a month, the live games and ESPNs Classic sports channel is yours for the asking, providing you already take SKY…. Click here to continue reading

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