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Premier League chief 'can see the day' overseas TV rights exceeds UK figure

Published 30/07/2016

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore expects to see a rise in overseas TV rights
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore expects to see a rise in overseas TV rights

Executive chairman Richard Scudamore believes the Premier League's overseas TV rights will eventually exceed its UK rights.

Last year BT and Sky paid £5.1billion for the right to show matches in the UK for the three seasons between 2016 and 2019. The value of overseas rights for the same time period is thought to be around £3billion.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live's Wake Up To Money, in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday, Scudamore said: "Clearly there are limits and there are boundaries as to what the UK market could ever become.

"We then look at the rest of the world and there is a world that's turning on to football.

"It's a great export and I can see, yes of course I can see the day - I don't know what day, I can't put a time line on it - I can see the time when our international interests exceed our UK interests."

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