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League extends audio rights deal with talkSPORT

14 Jun 2018
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UK-based radio station to broadcast all Premier League matches from 2019/20 to 2021/22 to listeners worldwide in partnership with PL

The Premier League has appointed talkSPORT as global audio partner for the three seasons from 2019/20 to 2021/22.

talkSPORT is the current global audio rights holder for the League, with that deal finishing at the end of 2018/19.

The exclusive central Premier League global rights package entitles talkSPORT to provide official live and on-demand audio coverage of all 380 Premier League matches to listeners around the world outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland, with distribution spanning both streaming and broadcast platforms.

talkSPORT currently licenses its Premier League coverage to distribution partners in 68 territories.

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: "These rights are an important part of the Premier League’s efforts to make the competition available to international fans.

"talkSPORT produces compelling live match commentary that reaches listeners across the world and we are very pleased that will continue for a further three seasons."

talkSPORT's coverage for overseas audiences is produced in-house by Wireless Studios, a digital audio production unit set up by Wireless Group to cater to growing demand for premium live and on-demand audio content.

An expert team of commentators and producers will provide coverage in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Swahili and Bahasa Malay.

Scott Taunton, the CEO of Wireless Group, talkSPORT's parent company, was thrilled at the renewal.

He said: "Today's news confirms that our international audience will be able to enjoy talkSPORT's unmissable coverage for a further four seasons, creating exciting commercial opportunities for our broadcast, streaming and brand partners."

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