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Premier League clamps down on illegal pub screenings

The Premier League is to bring legal action against 100 pubs it believes are showing matches illegally on foreign satellite channels.

The league has used a private investigation firm to visit almost 4000 pubs across England and Wales in the past four months.

Dan Johnson, from the Premier League, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast that the practice was "out and out theft".

However pub owner Daniel, who admits to using the channels, told the programme he could not afford show the matches otherwise.

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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