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Sky and BT agree new £4.46bn Premier League deal

Sky and BT agree new £4.46bn Premier League deal

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Sky Sports and BT have agreed to pay £4.464bn to show 160 Premier League games a season from 2019/20 until 2021/22.The broadcasters are splashing out less than last time, when they paid a total of £5.136bn for 168 games.Sky, the owner of Sky News, will pay £3.6bn to show 128 matches per season, two more than under the last deal, while BT will screen 32 games, down from 42 in the previous arrangement - paying £885m.Under the latest expanded deal, which in total offers 200 games for broadcast, there are still two packages of 20 fixtures a season each on the table - and "interest from multiple bidders", according to the Premier League.On average, the price per game under the newly agreed deal is about £9.3m - less than the average £10.2m last time, though each of the seven "packages" of right
Germany coalition deal reached after months of wrangling

Germany coalition deal reached after months of wrangling

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Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel's conservatives (CDU/CSU) finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD).Negotiators have agreed on the division of key ministries - one of the last hurdles towards forming a government.It could end more than four months of wrangling since inconclusive elections in September.But the deal will still need to be approved by SPD members.Many in the party fear that re-entering a coalition with CDU/CSU could damage it in the long term.In a joint news conference on Wednesday, Chancellor Merkel said the agreement gave the basis for a "good and stable government".Germany's marriage of convenienceSPD membership spike sparks concernSPD leader Martin Schulz thanked the conservatives for making w...
McLaren hopes for F1 revival with Dell deal

McLaren hopes for F1 revival with Dell deal

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The McLaren Formula One (F1) team will signal its ambition of returning to the sport's fast lane on Thursday when it unveils a major sponsorship deal with Dell Technologies, the PC manufacturer.Sky News has learnt that ‎McLaren and Dell will announce a long-term partnership less than two months before the new F1 season gets under way in Melbourne, Australia.The deal will involve the computing giant providing software and hardware to McLaren's various businesses, including the F1 team and its Applied Technologies division, according to a source close to the alliance.‎It will represent Dell's first global sponsorship agreement of this kind, and comes as the world's largest privately owned technology company considers a return to the US stock markets five years after billionaire founder Micha
Premier League considers winter break when new TV deal is agreed – cast your vote

Premier League considers winter break when new TV deal is agreed – cast your vote

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The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when the next television rights deal is agreed.The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all take time out in mid-season.The Football Association has previously said a winter break is not feasible until the end of the current television deal in 2019.Talks have been ongoing for several months, and are understood to have been constructive.A January break has been under discussion which, if agreed, would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.VoteAn announcement on the next Premier League TV rights is expected next week. The league is seeking an increase on the current £5.14bn deal which includes 168 live matches a season, with Sky
Michy Batshuayi: Borussia Dortmund agree loan deal for Chelsea striker

Michy Batshuayi: Borussia Dortmund agree loan deal for Chelsea striker

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Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, subject to a medical.The deal could hasten Arsenal's signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who Dortmund have said they will only sell if a replacement is found.Chelsea could sign Olivier Giroud from the Gunners as a replacement for Batshuayi to complete a three-way deal.The German transfer window closes at 17:00 GMT on Wednesday.Transfer deadline day live - latest news on rumours and completed dealsIs Batshuayi the first link in the Aubameyang merry-go-round?Check out all of January's confirmed transfersBelgium international Batshuayi has made 32 league appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Marseille in July 2016, scoring seven goals.Blues manager Antonio C...