Optus steals English Premier League rights from Foxtel: What we know so far
Australian soccer fans were left bewildered on Monday after telecommunications company Optus announced it had secured Australian rights to the Barclays English Premier League for three seasons.
The deal includes rights to live broadcast, as well as digital rights for broadband and mobile. In other words, they got it all — but for a big price, if rumours of as much as A$63 million (US$88 million) a year bear out.
Optus snatched the highly watched sporting league from its current local broadcaster Fox Sports, but it’s not yet clear exactly what the news will mean for Aussies hoping to watch the game in 2016. Fans, for their part, started asking questions on social media Read more…
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