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Wednesday 31 October 2012

FOX Sports and ESPN acquire Premier League broadcast rights in Brazil

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

Fans in Brazil will watch Oscar and Sandro on FOX Sports and ESPN next season

The Premier League is pleased to announce that FOX Sports International and ESPN 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 Brazil.

"We look forward to working with both organisations as they continue to deliver a premium offering that showcases the Barclays Premier League to our Brazilian fans"
Richard Scudamore

"We are extremely pleased that FOX Sports and ESPN have once again invested in our live rights in Brazil," said Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore.

"We look forward to working with both organisations as they continue to deliver a premium offering that showcases the Barclays Premier League to our Brazilian fans."

VP FOX Sports in Brazil, Eduardo Zebini, said: "The partnership offers more possibilities for the Brazilian FOX Sports fans to follow this important international competition, allowing the public greater relationship with their idols playing at English clubs."

German Hartenstein, the Managing Director of ESPN in Brazil, added: "We are very excited to renew the broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League.

"We have a tradition of covering the event with a team of expert journalists and on-location broadcasts that have contributed to the increase of English football's popularity in Brazil.

"This three-year agreement, covering 2013 to 2016, shows ESPN's commitment to providing Brazilian sports fans the best coverage of English football, one of the most coveted in the world."

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

  • Fox Sports International and ESPN awarded live audio visual broadcast rights for Barclays Premier League matches
  • The agreement runs from the 2013/14 season until the 2015/16 season
  • The three-year deal covers broadcast rights in Brazil
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