Report: Kim Jong-Un orders State TV to air Premier League

Reports are circulating that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has issued a decree ordering state television to broadcast Premier League football. (Photo courtesy: CRI Online)

Reports are circulating that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has issued a decree ordering state television to broadcast Premier League football.

Featuring star-studded teams such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, Kim Jong-Un has decreed that the games be aired, The Mirror newspaper reported.

Other reported changes to TV schedules include the introduction of shows on how to ride a horse and how to play golf.

However, a Premier League spokesman responded to reports, carried by The Independent and The Daily Mail, saying that such a decree is illegal.

“Nobody has the rights to broadcast Premier League football in North Korea so if this is happening then it is copyright theft, plain and simple,” the spokesman told The Daily Star.

Football clubs sell their video rights to broadcasters in deals that provide huge revenues and North Korean broadcasters have not secured those rights, according to reports.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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