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Premier League awards Spark exclusive rights in New Zealand

13 Aug 2018
Burnley's Chris Wood

Platform to show live and on-demand services for the three seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22

The Premier League has awarded Spark New Zealand the exclusive New Zealand rights for the three seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22, including every match live and on-demand and some related content such as packaged highlights.

“We are very pleased to welcome Spark as a new Premier League partner for the three seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22,” Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said.

“They have exciting plans to make the competition available on multiple platforms, and we look forward to working with them to provide the best Premier League action to fans across New Zealand.”

Spark has a history with the Premier League, having partnered with Coliseum Sports Media (first as marketing partner and then as joint venture partner) to bring the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons to New Zealanders via an online streaming service. 

“It’s great for Spark to be engaged with the Premier League again, and we’re looking forward to announcing more details about our new sports packages,” said Spark Managing Director Simon Moutter.

Moutter also announced the appointment of Jeff Latch to the position of Head of Spark Sport, leading the acquisition of content rights and delivery of Spark’s sports platform.

“We can’t wait to bring New Zealand this new sport streaming service – which will deliver great content and a great experience at great value,” Latch said. “It will offer a whole lot more freedom when it comes to what you watch, where you watch and, with Kiwis now owning more than 5 million internet-capable devices, what you watch it on.

"We’re confident once Kiwis experience sports streaming they’ll never go back to traditional television viewing alone."

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