Ex Man Utd & Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon advises new $650m Turkish league broadcasting deal

Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has been offering consulting services to Turkish Super Lig club union boss Goksel Gumusdag over the new broadcasting deal a source close to the Basaksehir club president revealed to Turkish-football.com.

Keyon along with former Premier League general secretary Nic Coward and Phil Lines have been advising the Super Lig over forming a more powerful league committee and increasing the broadcasting rights to $600-$650 million following the beIN takeover.

Qatari media group beIN have completed the takeover of Turkish Super Lig broadcaster Digiturk on Thursday, after a 3-year audit by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey (TMSF)

The chief executive officer of Digitürk, Ümit Önal, revealed that Qatar will make 60 percent of the total payment in 2016 and pay the balance in 2017.

The exact fee of the takeover has not yet been disclosed but a report by Bloomberg last year claimed that it would fetch a reported $1.5 billion.

Digitürk has more than 3.5 million customers and holds the rights to broadcast Turkish Football League matches until the 2016-2017 season.