Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Compromise Being Sought

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Compromise Being Sought

Article excerpt

THE organisers of the Heineken Cup have expressed their surprise at Premiership Rugby's decision to negotiate their own TV rights deal, but they are still hopeful some kind of compromise can be struck.

Last month the future of European club rugby was plunged in to disarray following an announcement by Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL), who represent English top-flight clubs, that they had agreed a PS152million deal with BT to show domestic and European matches from 2014 onwards.

The announcement infuriated the European Rugby Cup (ERC) - who run the Heineken Cup and had already announced a separate TV deal with Sky Sports. A meeting between the two warring factions in Dublin last week ended without agreement and another is scheduled to take place next Monday in Rome.

The ERC insisted PRL do not have the authority to agree TV deals for competitions that happen outside their borders and the governing body's chief executive Derek McGrath (pictured left) yesterday hit out at PRL for thinking that all the clubs involved would accept their proposal. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.