Monthly Archives: February 2009

TV Rights for Premier League & Spuds preview

Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday with a team that looks light on the midfield with Nasri, Denilson, Song and Eboue…My god if we cme back with a win with this team we should be blessed…Arshavin most probably won’t be playing and Keane will be playing in all probability. Lets hope we keep the record of beating the Spuds intact.

Premier League sold its TV rights recently for 1.78 Billion pounds in this time of recession. Here is a break up of the deal and how the TV rights have grown over the last cople of decades…

BSkyB (paid £1.623bn) won rights to:

Package A: 23 matches shown at 16:00 on Sundays

Package B: 23 matches shown at 13:30 on Sundays

Package C: Minimum of 12 matches at 20:00 on Monday, the rest either at 13:30 on Sunday or 17:15 on Saturday or other times

Package E: 23 matches shown at 1245 on Saturdays

Package F: Seven to 13 matches on midweek evenings/bank holidays, 10 to 16 at 12:45 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sundays

Setanta (paid £159m) won rights to: Package D: Minimum of 18 matches at 17:15 on Saturday, the rest either at 13:30 on Sunday, 20:00 on Monday or other times

Total 2010-13 income from live British rights: £1.782bn.

*Current deal (2007-2010): Sky won packages A, B, E and F for £1.314bn total, and Setanta won packages C and D for £392m combined, for a total of £1.706bn.

*The rise and rise of the Premier League: How TV rights values have increased

1992-1997: BSkyB, 60 games/season, £190m – deal value, £633,000/game

1997-2001: BSkyB, 60 games, £670m, £2.79m/game

2001-2004: BSkyB, 110 games, £1.2bn, £3.64m/game

2004-2007: BSkyB, 138 games, £1.024bn, £2.47m/game

2007-2010: BSkyB and Setanta, 138 games, £1.706bn, £4.12m/game

2010-2013: BSkyB/Setanta 138 games, £1.782bn, £4.3m/game

(courtesy- The Independent)

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Welcome Arshavin

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May you score some memorable goals and set up even more ones…more than anything else up;ift the team this season.

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A Drab Goalless Draw

Arsenal had nothing new to offer and failed to break West Ham down and eventually paid the price with a solitary poitn from a home outing. This is Arsenal’s second goalless draw of the season. The previous one was the 0-0 at home against Fenerbache in the Champions League in early November.

We seriously lack creativity.It was after Vela came in that we saw some movement and a few crosses. Some of the crosses from the wingers were pathetic to say the least. And I believe that was the reason they were not even crossing when it came to some moves. And our dead ball delivery needs to improve a lot. Some of the freekicks and corners were apalling. I wonder if Wenger is doing something about it.

Well maybe Arshavin is the key that is needed to unlock the opposition defence, but where is he? We need some fresh ideas and maybe some fresh faces. It was a good chance to reduce the lead against Aston Villa or even Liverpool and Chelsea if they draw today that is.

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