Premier League clubs set to benefit from three-way tussle for American TV rights | Sport

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Bidding for the United States television rights to the Premier League has gone into a second round raising the prospect of even more cash for top-flight clubs as three big American broadcasters fight it out.

The Premier League had been on course for a 50 per cent rise in the value of the rights to $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) for a six-year deal but that now looks as though it may be surpassed.

The first round of bidding ended on Monday and the Premier League has now opened bidding for a second round with an announcement expected next week.

NBC Sports holds the rights until next year — it paid $1 billion for 2016-22 — and is the favourite to secure at least some of

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