Premiere takes back Bundesliga and other rights

Straight from the Premiere press office, the German Cartel Office has allowed Premiere to buy back the rights to Bundesliga that it lost in 2005 to cable-based rival Unitymedia, who run the 'arena' television service.

Included in the deal is:

* Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga until 2008/09 season end.
* Spanish La Liga and English Premier League*
* Exclusive public premises rights

* In the statement, it says that Premier League matches will be presented in simulcast (in one screen) during times when Bundesliga matches are being played.

(Source: Premiere)