MOTD keeps on going…
Match of the Day will be keeping Premier League highlights on the BBC for the next three years – running up to and including the 2018/19 season.
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MOTD have held onto Premier League highlights after ITV decided against competing with them for the rights, reports the Telegraph.
A bidding war was widely expected, but ITV surprisingly chose not to contend with the public-service broadcaster.
It has since been announced by the Premier League that the rights to highlights of its competition, between 2016-19, has been retained through an offer of £204m – £25m more than was paid in 2012.
This season is the show’s 50th anniversary, and the new deal is a fitting celebration.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) January 29, 2015
We wonder if this news could call for Adrian Chiles to have a spot on the show…