Tuesday, April 26, 2005

BT to Stream FIFA World Cup Qualifiers over the Net

BT Rich Media reached an agreement with PORTFIVE, Europe's leading sports marketing group, to make the international qualifying matches from the FIFA World Cup 2006 that won't be televised - available over the Internet. Live games will cost €9.95 for a 250k or 500k stream and users can also download the game and retain it on their PC for a reduced cost of €6.95.

Philipp Wessel, Head of New Media at SPORTFIVE said: "This is a big development for sports over the internet... For the first time a significant programme of games are being made available on a live or delayed basis over the internet"http://www.btplc.com

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