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Covid-19 will lead to correction in price of TV sports rights, says BT Sport

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BT’s head of sport, Simon Green, believes one impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be to dampen the inflationary value of television sports rights which in the past 30 years have surged each time a new deal is negotiated.

Green was speaking on the day the schedule for next week’s restart of the Premiership was announced. The clubs have endured a challenging five months financially and BT enters the final year of its contract with England’s top flight next season.

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