Apple To Bid For EPL Streaming Rights [Rumor]

Yesterday, The Daily Mail reported that both Apple and Google are interested in purchasing rights to stream Premier League content through their respective Apple TV and Google TV services. This will allow Apple TV to gain a strong foothold in the United Kingdom and also boost its iPad sales.The rights which ESPN and Sky hold to screen football matches expire at the end of the 2011-2012 season, and the Premier League will consider bids for next season.The Mail also reported that Sky, ESPN and Al Jazeera are three bidders currently interested for broadcast rights.

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