Report: Did BSkyB oust Dovey because BT snapped up Premier League rights?

The Telegraph today reports that Rik Dovey, who became deputy managing director of Sky Sports in 2005, was quietly dismissed from the pay-TV broadcaster in July. Sources said his departure was unrelated to the Premier League bidding issue, but would not reveal why the executive was ousted. BT made its surprise move into Premier League football in early June, paying £738m to win the rights to show live matches from next year. It placed bids for all seven of the packages in which Premier League rights are sold but only secured two because BSkyB raised its offer at the eleventh hour.

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