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UK live audio rights sold to BBC Sport and talkSPORT

3 Apr 2019
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Premier League sells to BBC Sport and talkSPORT seven live commentary rights packages from 2019/20 to 2021/22

The Premier League has concluded the sale of its United Kingdom live audio commentary rights for the three seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22.

Following a competitive process the seven packages of rights have been acquired by BBC Sport (four packages) and talkSPORT (three packages).

The rights are split as follows:

Audio package Match slots Broadcaster
1 Saturday 1500 (1st pick) BBC Sport
2 Saturday 1500 (2nd pick) talkSPORT
3 Saturday 1230 talkSPORT
4 Saturday 1730 talkSPORT
5 Sunday 1400 BBC Sport
6 Sunday 1630 BBC Sport
7 Fri/Sat/Mon 1930-2000 BBC Sport

The seven packages include live audio commentary rights to a total of approximately 260 Premier League matches per season for the three-season period. 

"We are very pleased that BBC Sport and talkSPORT continue to view the Premier League as such an important part of their audio programming," Premier League Director of Broadcasting Paul Molnar said.

"Both broadcasters deliver excellent audio coverage of the Premier League, showcasing our clubs to fans across the country. We look forward to continuing to work with them." 

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: "This is excellent news for the BBC in an increasingly competitive radio marketplace. Live radio coverage of the Premier League is a key element of the BBC's audience offer for football fans.

"The quality of our production, commentary, analysis and presentation is unrivalled and it's something we are immensely proud of." 

Scott Taunton, the CEO of Wireless, talkSPORT's parent company, said: "talkSPORT is now the game day destination for live Premier League action on Saturday.

"We've consolidated our position as the Premier League's only national commercial radio partner, winning more games and a key new slot on Saturday lunchtime."

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