Football: Sky, BT win Premier League TV rights for $7.8bn

Broadcasters Sky and BT on Tuesday won the UK television rights to broadcast Premier League football games in 2016-2019 for a record £5.1 billion ($7.8 billion, 6.9 billion euros), the league said.

The decision comes after a ferocious bidding war that has seen BT muscle in on what had been Sky's exclusive territory and has included reported bids from America's Discovery Network and Qatar's beIN Sports.