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Premier League looks for technology sponsor

The Premier League is expanding it's sponsorship by looking for an official technology partner to increase revenue.

The new category will help the league increase revenue from sponsorship for the next three-year period, beginning next season, and is in keeping with its ability last year to attract increased value from UK broadcast rights despite the tough economic climate.

But although the league hopes the new category will attract another inter­national sponsor, it believes growing popularity abroad has not been fully exploited. It has begun a strategic review, to be completed by the end of 2010, aimed at tapping global oppor­tuni­ties more succes­sfully.

"There are parts of the world where the Premier League is more popular in percentage terms than in the UK. In many parts of the world we are the preferred league, and we are very interested to know why that is and to ensure that continues," said Richard Masters, commercial director.

Sponsorship makes up about 5 per cent of the Premier League's

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