Optus steal EPL broadcasting rights from Foxtel | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

MONDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2015

Optus has stolen the Australian rights over Foxtel, to the broadcast
the English Premier League for the next three years.  The $50 million lucrative deal will begin in
August 2016 and will be detrimental for the future of Foxtel.

Foxtel has been broadcasting the English Premier League
since 1997, which means a lot of loyal customers will look elsewhere for their
football fix.

Optus CEO Allen Lew released this statement:

“Today’s announcement is a great win for Optus and will
ensure that Aussie football fans can watch all the action from the world’s
most popular football league,” CEO Allen Lew said in the statement.

KONE
HAT-TRICK KILLS OFF SUNDERLAND

 A
hat-trick from Arouna Kone guaranteed a win for Everton in their 6-2 thrashing
of Sunderland this weekend.

The Black Cats were no
match for Roberto Martinez’s men, who took advantage of Sunderland’s
defenseless 3-5-2 formation.

The man of the match could
well have gone to Gerard Deulofeu, who scored a goal and provided two assists
for The Toffees.

The win boosts Everton to
ninth spot (16 pts) on the Barclays Premier League table, and within touching
distance of Tottenham who sit in sixth with 17 points.  

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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