What a TV deal for the Premier League

Wow, big time money for this one. I'm no soccer fan but shows you the television market for this league:

Massive new English Premier League TV deal has the rest of European soccer worried

[i]On Tuesday, the English Premier League announced that Sky Sports and BT Sport would retain the league’s domestic television rights at a staggering cost: About $7.9 billion over three years starting in the 2016-17 season, a 70 percent increase over what they’re currently paying. And when international rights are factored in, the league is expected take in about $13 billion over the course of the deal, or around $4.3 billion per year.

For comparison’s sake, the NFL earns about $3 billion per year from its television deal, while the NBA will take in about $2.66 billion per year when its new television deal begins in the 2016-17 season.[/i]...

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