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Not sure if the article is a load of rubbish, but the two articles seem to conflict. My point was it looks like although FIFA would welcome a bid, the law currently prevents that happening ANYTIME SOON. In 2018 or 2022 it could be a different story, although the BBC article I linked to states: "there had been fears that moves towards a pay-TV model would have been in place in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, should Fifa and Uefa have won their case. The court said it "dismisses the appeals brought by Fifa and Uefa in their entirety".' AND "'The result means that Uefa and Fifa have now reached the end of their European Court journey” Daniel Geey Sport TV rights expert" Either way, FIFA have given them the green light, but the law makes it more of a flashing amber light, so the article's title is definitely a load of rubbish....
It's this article you want BT given green light to bid for World Cup coverage Green light: Fifa have welcomed a bid from BT for the rights to cover the World Cup following their recent successful bid for Champions League rights After stunning the football world with a successful £900 million bid for the Champions League rights, BT have been encouraged to make a move for the World Cup. Fifa has confirmed it would welcome a BT bid for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup rights following the broadcaster's £900 million Champions League acquisition.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/10445437/BT-given-green-light-to-bid-for-World-Cup-coverage.html Then this must be a load of old rubbish then lol?
The World Cup can only be screened on terrestrial TV (i.e. BBC or ITV) and judging by the BBC article linked to below, I can't see BT getting the World Cup rights any time soon... shame really as that would've been worth big bucks had BT managed to secure the rights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ofcom_Code_on_Sports_and_Other_Listed_and_Designated_Events http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23288211
BT have recently got the rights to NBA basket ball, and they are currently eyeing up the world cup rights and will eventually look to the premier league rights.
Funky what I like was the fact bt paid a lump sum of 2 billion in the bt pension knowing bt sport was coming up so why would they do that as they must have known a few billion would be spent acquiring the rights to certain sports to have live on bt sport to me that is massive confidence in their products . I'm sure bt have been planning this for a few years and have got everything in place for it to be successful, money the network to make it happen the workforce to push it forward over the next few years. As I have stated previously in my posts my concern is at what cost will bt and sky have to pay for live matches as eventually it will become unsustainable to carry on and the way it's going that time might be sooner than people think as without making a profit a company cannot continue . As great a product the premiership is the cost is getting out of hand so either the companies bidding get their heads together or everyone losses out with no winners and could you imagine that nearly all the club's would go bankrupt overnight food for thought hey. Anyway good luck mate and thanks for the reply I understand you point.
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