The European Commission will allow BSkyB to buy over 80% of Premier League football matches for the 2007 to 2010 seasons.
The European Commission will allow BSkyB to buy over 80% of Premier League football matches for the 2007 to 2010 seasons.

The Sunday Telegraph has reported that a single broadcaster will be able to purchase five out of six of the league packages, each consisting of 23 games, opening the door for Sky to screen most of the League.

Premier League boss Richard Scudamore has been given until the end of today [24 October] to respond to the EC's request for further clarity concerning the forthcoming auction of rights.

Sky has been the sole broadcaster of the League since 1992 as part of a£1 billion plus three-year contract. However, in late 2003 the EC announced it would not allow one network to own all the matches.