Just three days before the start of the Premier League, there is still no distribution agreement between the two parties.
– At the moment, there is no dialogue between Telia and Viaplay Group regarding the English Premier League.
This is what Kim Bodder, Director of Communications at Viaplay said.
Viaplay is progressing this season got the rights To view the Premier League for the next six seasons.
The media company has also entered into individual resale agreements with various TV distributors, so that the Norwegians will have the opportunity to watch English Premier League football on line TV.
However, Viaplay has not reached an agreement with Telia regarding an agreement.
This means that Telia TV customers will not be able to watch the entire Premier League on Line TV this season.
Too much distance
The dispute is related to the resale of the ‘V Premium’ package, which contains five new linear channels that will feature the Premier League.
– When it comes to reselling V Premium, unfortunately we did not reach an agreement before this season, and the reason is that there is a very long distance in the negotiations, says Elaine Shen, Director of Communications at Telia.
The dispute means that around 450,000 TV customers will not have access to all of the 380 Premier League matches that will be played this season.
Scheen will not comment on the details of the negotiations, but informs VG that the proposed agreement for the resale of V Premium would have included costs that affected all Telia’s TV customers.
1 game per week
However, Telia’s television clients will be watching some of the English Premier League in line.
One match per round with one of the six traditional best teams will be shown on the widely distributed TV channel V4, which has changed its name to TV3+.
– Those who want more content can purchase access directly from the Viaplay group, Scheen told VG.
On the other hand, the Premier League will be available linearly via four of the five largest TV distributors in Norway: Altibox, Allente, RiksTV/Strim and Telenor T-We.
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