Al Jazeera to bid for Premier League?

The Daily Mail is reporting that Al Jazeera is going to bid for the English Premier Leaguer football rights. They already have rights to the French league.

Satellite broadcaster BSkyB could lose its exclusive live coverage of Premier League football to the Arab TV channel Al Jazeera.

Senior figures within Al Jazeera, which is owned by the Qatari royal family, are contemplating a bid for the rights when they are put out to tender next year.
The move would be a serious blow to Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV service which is heavily dependent on the revenues it earns from the millions of subscribers who tune into its exclusive football coverage.

...A source said: ‘There is definitely a sense that Al Jazeera is looking at acquiring Premier League rights. Of course, they have the money to outbid Sky and billions is not a problem. But they also have the motivation because of all the scepticism that has greeted its successful bid for the World Cup.

Not sure how reliable the Daily Mail is but you never know....

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