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Discovery Said to Fight Sky TV for English Soccer Rights

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Discovery Communications Inc. will bid for rights to screen English Premier League soccer, joining a multi-billion-pound auction for one of sport’s most popular televised championships.

Bids for the Premier League are due early next month and Discovery is planning to take part, two people familiar with the matter said. David Zaslav, chief executive of the U.S. broadcaster, flew to London today to meet Premier League officials, one of those people said.