Friday 23 November 2012

SkyNet acquires Premier League rights in Myanmar

Live audio visual rights in nation for three seasons from 2013/14 are secured

MP & Silva have won the rights in Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia for the next three seasons

The Premier League is pleased to announce that SkyNet has been awarded the live audio-visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16 in Myanmar.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: "We are extremely pleased that SkyNet has chosen to invest in the Premier League and welcome them as a new broadcast partner.

"We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with them as they showcase the Barclays Premier League to our fans in Myanmar."

SkyNet’s Managing Director, Daw Myint Myint Win, said:  "Football is the key driver for SkyNet and the acquisition of the BPL rights is the culmination of SkyNet’s  comprehensive football offering.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity of working with the BPL to develop its popularity in Myanmar. This was the first time the BPL rights were offered to the territory of Myanmar on a standalone basis and, despite intense competition from international companies, SkyNet is delighted to be able to offer the world’s most-followed football league to its viewers."

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

  • SkyNet awarded live audio visual broadcast rights to Premier League
  • The deal is for the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar
  • The agreement runs from the 2013/14 season until the 2015/16 season