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Eurosport owner Discovery in talks over BT Sport involvement?

Eurosport owner Discovery in talks over BT Sport involvement?
Eurosport owner Discovery emerges as a rival to DAZN in the battle for the future of BT Sport.

Discovery is reportedly in talks with BT about getting involved with BT Sport as a joint-venture partner.

Earlier this year telecoms giant BT appointed a third party to explore options for the future of BT Sport, including an outright sale or reworking the operation as a joint venture.

Streaming service DAZN recently emerged as the frontrunner to acquire BT Sport outright, but according to the Financial Times, Discovery is now in intense negotiations about forging a partnership.

Discovery already operates Eurosport, which has the rights to the Olympic Games, and linking up with BT would create a serious player in the UK TV market.

BT is expected to make a final decision on the future of BT Sport before Christmas.

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