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Match Of The Day To Keep Premier League Highlights For The Next Three Years

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.

We wonder if this news could call for Adrian Chiles to have a spot on the show…

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