Kevin Mayer Reiterates English Premier League Rights Ambitions, States Global Acquisition Plans for New Media Company

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Kevin Mayer Reiterates English Premier League Rights Ambitions, States Global Acquisition Plans for New Media Company
Kevin Mayer, chair of live sports streaming service Dazn, has confirmed his ambitions of acquiring rights to the globally popular English Premier League (Epl) soccer championship.

In May, rights to the Epl, worth £5 billion ($7 billion) remained with the existing trio of Sky, Amazon, and BT Sport and Dazn was not permitted to participate in the bidding process.

Speaking at the Royal Television Society convention at Cambridge on Wednesday, the former Disney and TikTok top executive described that process as an “unusual circumstance.” “We’d like to be able to compete for rights when they come up,” Mayer said. “And certainly we want to be at the table or have a chance to be at the table in the future – so I hope that I would hope that that’s how it will be handled coming forward.”

Dazn has frequently been mentioned as a possible suitor for BT Sport. “We would love to have Epl,
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