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Thursday 22 November 2012

IMG Media acquires Premier League rights in Japan, Vietnam, and Mongolia

Live audio visual rights in regions 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 IMG Media 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 Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: "We know IMG well and are extremely pleased that they have chosen to invest in the Premier League broadcasting rights for Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia.

“We look forward to working with them as they distribute the Barclays Premier League in a comprehensive and innovative manner to our fans in all three countries.”

Michael Mellor, Senior Vice President and Head of Football, IMG Media, said: "The popularity of the Premier League has never been higher in the Asian regions and we anticipate there will be strong competition for the various rights in all three territories."

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

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Key Points

  • IMG awarded live audio visual broadcast rights to Premier League
  • The deal is for three separate broadcast territories in Asia: Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia
  • The agreement runs from the 2013/14 season until the 2015/16 season
Tags: Broadcast