Murdoch scores with footie deal

RUPERT Murdoch’s News International has snapped up the rights to show online highlights of Premier League football games.

The three-year deal, which begins at the start of the 2013-14 season, means that News International’s news outlets – the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times – will be able to show Premier League highlights on their websites and smartphone and tablet apps. Meanwhile, BSkyB extended a deal to show lengthy highlights of the 226 games not shown on live television.