The next six months will see the award of TV contracts for domestic league football in Germany and the UK. New deals in France and Italy have already been struck for the new season kicking off in August.In both Germany and the UK, Sky-branded satellite platforms are strong favourites to retain their contracts; while both are likely to face competition, the signs are that prices will be constrained by a number of factors.
Tables and charts included:
- Penetration of pay TV platforms, end Q3 2011;Number of subscribers (Q3, 000s);Breakdown of TV deals - Germany (Euro m);Breakdown of TV deals - UK (�m);Sky Deutschland - key financials (Euro m);BSkyB - key financials (�m);Package cost comparison (Euro);Minimum monthly cost (Euro) of pay TV package including live league football (SD);Minimum monthly cost (Euro) of pay TV package including live league football (HD);Annual value of domestic TV rights (Euro m) - by start year
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