Octagon, News Corp., Sport+ win league rights

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The U.K.'s Football Association Premier League awarded its overseas rights to a consortium made up of Interpublic Group of Cos.-owned sports and event marketing group Octagon, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and Sport+, a division of Vivendi Universal.

Octagon's TV production and distribution arm, Octagon CSI, will distribute the rights in the Middle East, Israel, Africa and Latin America; News Corp. in Asia, Australasia and North America; and Sport+ in Europe.

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