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post #117 of (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Re: BT Vision to gain WTA Rights In UK

Originally Posted by GS2 View Post
Do we know for sure they have got the rights - has there been an official announcement?

Though given we're weeks away and have heard nothing from anyone it would make sense for BT to have bought them since why bother mentioning it until closer to the launch of the channel in Summer.

If they do have the rights they could always resell them for the next 6 months at a cheap price just to get some money for them - that's what Channel 4 are doing for the World Athletics Champs next year - maybe British Eurosport would take them.
Someone has bought the rights, but there's no obligation on them to announce it until they want to. If it was Sky/Eurosport/ESPN, then it would most likely be announced by them. BT might well be happy to sit on it until much closer to their launch, meaning we might not see any WTA prems until the American summer swing. Agreed, reselling the rights to UK Eurosport until the summer makes sense, but maybe they can't/don't wish to.
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