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Premier League rights in Belgium down after weak competition

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United scores a goal which is ruled out for offside during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Reduced competition in Belgium has led to a decrease in the value of English Premier League rights from 2019-20, with incumbent pay-television broadcaster Telenet renewing its deal.

Telenet’s new three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, will be worth about €18m ($20.5m) per season. This is about 10 per cent less that it pays in its current deal, from 2016-17 to 2018-19, worth about €20m per season.

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