Friday 02 November 2012

DIRECTV PanAmericana and SKY Mexico acquire Premier League rights in Latin America

Broadcasters secure live audio visual rights in Latin America for three seasons from 2013/14

Fans in Ecuador and Mexico will watch Valencia and Hernandez on DirecTV and Sky

The Premier League is pleased to announce that DIRECTV PanAmericana and SKY Mexico have been awarded the live audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16 in South America (excluding Brazil), Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “We are extremely pleased to have new partners in DIRECTV and SKY Mexico in South and Central America.

“We look forward to working with both broadcasters as they deliver a premium offering that will showcase the Barclays Premier League to our Central and South American fans.”

President of DIRECTV PanAmericana, Jacopo Bracco, said: "We are excited to begin offering the most extensive coverage of one of the most respected leagues in the world.

"We are excited to begin offering the most extensive coverage of one of the most respected leagues in the world"
President of DIRECTV PanAmericana, Jacopo Bracco

"DIRECTV is making significant efforts to offer memorable coverage of worldwide sporting events and the Barclays Premier League will be no exception. We are confident that our coverage of the BPL will be welcomed enthusiastically by our subscribers."

SKY Mexico CEO, Alex Penna, said: "We are greatly enthusiastic and positive about our partnership with the Premier League. We will look to provide the highest-quality live coverage of all Barclays Premier League matches to our subscribers in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, and will reinforce SKY's leadership and commitment to consistently provide the top sports events in the markets in which we operate."

For an overview of the rights deals struck for the 2013/14 season onwards, click here.

For more information please contact the Premier League Press Office on +44 20 7864 9190 or press@premierleague.com

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Key Points

  • DIRECTV PanAmericana and SKY Mexico awarded live audio visual broadcast rights to Premier League
  • The agreement runs from the 2013/14 season until the 2015/16 season
  • The three-year deal covers broadcast rights in in South America (excluding Brazil), Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic