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Friday 20 December 2013

Eurosport seals Premier League rights deal in Romania

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

Romanians will be able to watch their compatriot Vlad Chiriches in action with Eurosport

The Premier League is pleased to announce that the Eurosport Group has secured an agreement to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the Barclays Premier League in Romania, for 2013-2016. Coverage will start this weekend with Eurosport broadcasting matches played on 21 December.

The deal secures rights in Romania for the remainder of the 2013/14 season, and the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. The Romanian version of Eurosport will broadcast live Barclays Premier League matches on every matchday. The coverage will also feature extensive highlights of all matches.

The Eurosport Group has also acquired all Internet and mobile broadcast rights. Fans in Romania can watch live matches via the Eurosport Player, the company’s online simulcast service on PC, mobile, tablets and connected televisions. All access to Barclays Premier League coverage will be geo-targeted to users in Romania.

“Eurosport has invested in Premier League broadcasting rights in the past and we are extremely pleased to be working with them again," Richard Scudamore, the Premier League Chief Executive, said. "It has an excellent track record in sports broadcasting and I am sure it will deliver a premium offering that will showcase the Barclays Premier League to football fans in Romania.”

Valentin Macovescu, director of international relations at Eurosport Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured the Premier League rights for all media. This exceptional competition enhances our premium sports content offer in Romania. Beyond prestigious clubs and football stars, the Barclays Premier League is recognized as one of the most popular sporting competitions in the world. We look forward to bringing our Romanian subscribers this exciting league.” 

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Key Points

  • Eursport Group has been awarded new live audio visual broadcast rights deal in Romania
  • The agreement runs for the remainder of 2013/14 to 2015/16
  • The deal covers extensive highlights of matches
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