How a pub landlady beat Sky in battle to show Premier League games

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There'll be an ear-splitting wailing and gnashing of teeth at Sky this morning after yesterday's judgement in favour of a Portsmouth pub landlady allowing her to screen live Premier League games via a Greek satellite broadcaster.

In cahoots with ESPN, Sky paid the Premier League £1.8 billion for the rights to broadcast all their games – go figure – and they didn't like the idea that Karen Murphy, who runs the Red, White and Blue pub in Portsmouth, had decided she didn't want to stump up around £12,000 for the rights to show the matches in her pub.