Thursday 28 February 2013

Benfica TV seals Premier League rights in Portugal

Three-year deal for audio-visual broadcast rights for all 380 matches until 2015/16

Viewers in Portugal will be able to watch compatriots Nani with Benfica TV next season

The Premier League is pleased to announce that Benfica TV has been awarded exclusive audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14–2015/16 in Portugal.

“We are extremely pleased Benfica TV has chosen to invest in our broadcast rights," Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said. “We look forward to working with them and are confident they will broadcast the Barclays Premier League in a comprehensive and innovative manner to our fans in Portugal.”

Luís Filipe Vieira, President of Sport Lisboa e Benfica said: "Innovation is a permanent value of Benfica and the fact that we can offer, during the next three years, the Barclays Premier League matches to all Portuguese, and not only to Benfica fans, is something that fills me with pride and points the way we want for Benfica TV."

For an overview of the Premier League's TV rights deals for next season, click here.

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Key Points

  • Benfica awarded live audio-visual rights for Barclays Premier League in Portugal
  • The agreement runs from 2013/14 to 2015/16
  • The deal includes all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season