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Sports channels drown in online deluge

The explosion of online sites offering football and other sports illegally is a problem to which the major TV providers must adapt or face a massive loss of revenue, writes Gordon Smith

11th April, 2009

Rupert Murdoch once famously described live sport as the ‘ ‘battering ram’’ for building his pay-TV empire, but like the music and film industries before it, sport is quickly discovering the internet’s potential to smash a well established business model into splinters.

Many live Premier League and Champions League matches are available to watch online, either free or for a small charge. The problem is, many of these games are...

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