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English Premier League seeks new television deal

  • The English Premier League has kicked off its auction for a new domestic television deal.

    The move is set to test whether pay TV operator BSkyB can uphold its dominance of live soccer coverage.

    The Premier League gets $2.89 billion for live rights under the current agreement that has one season left to run.

    It is seeking a three-year deal to begin from 2013-14.

    Speculation has been rife that Qatar-based Al Jazeera may look to acquire the rights following its expansion of French soccer coverage.