14 Jun 2012

New television deal for EPL

1:33 pm on 14 June 2012

The English Premier Football League has signed a new television broadcast deal worth $6 billion.

The three-year deal will result in Sky showing 116 matches and British Telecom 38 matches a season.

The amount paid is a 70 percent increase in the current deal.

BT says it will launch a new football-focused channel to carry the games.