Apr 29, 2021

BT confirms talks over the future of its sports business

BT has confirmed it is in talks with several companies about the future of its sports broadcasting arm. The group said it is exploring "Ways to generate investment, strengthen our sports business" to "Help take it to the next stage in its growth". The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday that Amazon, Disney and Dazn are in talks with BT but that an unnamed British broadcaster might also be in the running to buy the sports business. Talks have emerged as Premier League has held discussions with broadcasters, including BT, Sky and Amazon, about scrapping its next domestic media rights auction. Reports suggest BT is considering the future of its sports business as the company focuses on replacing copper telephone wires with fibre-optic broadband lines across Britain.

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