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Soccer coup for Sky

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Satcaster Sky PerfecTV said on Monday that it landed broadcast rights to all 64 games of the 2002 soccer World Cup.

The games, which will be played in Japan and South Korea, are one of the most sought after programming items for sale for the Japanese market, with the Japanese games in the last World Cup setting ratings marks not seen for decades.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that Sky PerfecTV paid 12 billion yen ($113 million) for the rights.

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