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Analyst: ‘Sky IPO to fund football rights?’

February 11, 2015

By Colin Mann

The massive increase in Sky’s investment in Premier League football rights indicates the pay-TV platform’s determination to retain leadership of the premium sports space in the UK, according to TV Analyst Tim Westcott of IHS Technology, who suggests the question is where it will raise the additional money it will need to fund the contract.

“An IPO for Sky Europe would be

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