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  1. Why the Premier League’s 6-year TV rights option for US broadcasters could change everything

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    The recent report by Sports Business Daily that the Premier League has asked US broadcasters to bid on separate 3-year and 6-year options to try to acquire the rights to the Premier League is bad news for soccer fans.

    The Premier League has always sold its US rights packages in 3-year deals, but has added the opportunity  for broadcasters — for the first-time ever — to enter 6-year bids.

    The current Premier League rights deal with NBC Sports expires at the end of the 2015/16 season, so interested media companies — NBC, ESPN, FOX, beIN SPORTS and others — are bidding on the 2016/17 to 2019/20 rights,…

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  2. 2015/16 Premier League team preview: Chelsea

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    Teams that win championships rarely make wholesale changes going into the campaign after and after cantering to the Premier League title last season, there’s a very familiar feel to the Chelsea squad bidding to secure back-to-back triumphs. At the time of … Continue reading