Shorten BPL pay-TV contract

WHY must a subscriber to Barclays Premier League pay-TV content have to sign a 24-month contract?

This means he has to continue paying the monthly $59.90 fee to SingTel even during the league's off-season between mid-May and mid-August, when the channels offer only repeat telecasts of matches.

Can the Media Development Authority make SingTel reduce the cross-carriage contract term from 24 months to the length of each league season, that is, nine months?

Advin Kwok Ching Hoong, Reader

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