WORLDWIDE LEADER? NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND: DAILY VARIETY reports that “ESPN Star Sports”, a joint venture of Disney and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has lost the lucrative rights to continue airing English Premier League soccer games in China.
Instead, state-run *shock* Tiansheng TV has cut a three-year deal with the circuit - beating out ESPN Star Sports “for a reported $50M.”
On the bright side, ESPN still is looking to expand its operation in Asia, witness this Help Wanted post on the Star Sports website:
So if you live in Kuala Lumpur and always wanted a job where “you must be willing to work nights and weekends and stay longer when the match goes into overtime“, thank me later.