BT Vision set to buy ESPN UK?

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    According to reports BT is about to buy ESPN UK from Disney. The Financial Times says ESPN is selling off its rights to assets to certain games from Germany’s Bundesliga, the Europa League and English Premier League.

    BT's Vision unit is said to be looking to launch up to three sports channels to broadcast the £1 billion of sports investments it's made

    ESPN acquired it's football rights for around £20 million but given the state of the market, they could currently be worth much more. BT, itself, shelled out £738 million for a 3yr deal to show just 32 games a season late in 2012.

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    BT Vision added 21,000 subscribers in the quarter-year to December 31st.
     

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