BPL Extends U.S. Media Rights Auction Another Week
Oct. 26 now deadline for second-round bids
By Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/19/2012 12:11:00 PM
Sources familiar with the negotiations indicate that the Football Association Premier League Limited has extended the auction process for another week. Interested parties must now submit a revised bid by Oct. 26, according to sources.
After receiving tender documents for a new cycle spanning the 2013-14 through the 2015-16 campaigns, U.S. programmers had until Oct. 18 to signify their financial interest in the property, which generated bids from incumbent Fox Sports Media Group, in conjunction with ESPN, and NBC Sports Group.
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