EU threatens to trim BSkyB soccer rights

Stern, Andy
December 2003
Daily Variety;12/11/2003, Vol. 281 Issue 48, p18
Trade Publication
Reports that Mario Monti has threatened to shorten the three-year television rights deal to just 12 months in Brussels, Belgium. Preference of Brussels of one-year contracts for the kind of television rights deal the Premier League has negotiated with Rupert Murdoch; Plan of soccer clubs on how they will spend the revenue from the pact; Compromise on hand for the league if BSkyB is forced to give up exclusivity on its three-year agreement.


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