FOOTBALL: BBC holds on to Premier League highlights until 2016

May 25, 2012

Match of the Day will stay on the air until at least 2016 after the BBC secured a new three-year extension to screen Premier League highlights, taking the programme through to its 50th anniversary.

The BBC has retained their free-to-air highlights package, including the traditional Saturday evening Match of the Day programme, the Sunday morning repeat, Match of the Day 2 on Sunday evenings, and selected midweek editions for the occasions when Premier League fixtures justify a show.

The new £180m deal, a 3.9% increase on the £173m it pays for its current deal, starts from the beginning of the 2013/2014 season.

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