Originally Posted By: Digital Spy Report
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has spoken of his and BSkyB's influence on the football industry in a documentary for Sky One.

In an interview for How TV Changed Football Forever, Murdoch speaks at length about the impact of his Sky empire on UK football and how Sky won the live rights to the Premiership in its first season, 1992-93.

An insider told The Guardian: "He has a lot to say - including some very very punchy things about the BBC which will have some people in the corporation really squirming."

The documentary also includes comments from former BBC director general Greg Dyke, Sky Sports managing director Vic Wakeling, former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie and former Mirror editor Piers Morgan.

Victor Lewis-Smith's independent production company Associated Rediffusion have made the programme, which is expected to be shown later this month.

Love him or hate him, Rupert Murdoch and BSKYB made the single biggest impact on the English game ever. For many reasons the impact was and still is seen as a point of negativity for the beautiful game, but I think everyone has to agree that overall, not only has it helped the English game prosper and become competitive with the major European leagues, but it has also proved a very good thing for the viewing fans as well.

If you are interested, this will deffo not be a documentary to miss, I will post the date and time of broadcast when it is announced. Should be this month/early July.


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