English Premier League

beIN bags EPL for Turkey

beIN MEDIA GROUP has announced a three-year broadcast deal with the English Premier League in Turkey. The deal will see beIN SPORTS serve as the exclusive broadcast partner of the league in Turkey, with the network carrying all matches live along with weekly clips, highlights and shows each week. The deal covers the 2022-23, 2023-24 […]

Saran extends Premier League rights deal in CIS countries

The Saran Media Group has renewed its English Premier League rights deal across 11 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. The deal, an extension of the one agreed for the 2019-22 rights cycle, will run for three seasons from 2022-25 and will see Saran hold the exclusive live rights in countries including: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, […]

UK government gives ok to Premier League rights rollover

The UK government has greenlit the English Premier League’s plans to rollover its domestic broadcast deals. Initially announced in May, the three-year rights deals were agreed directly with broadcasters Sky, BT and Amazon. This skipped an auction which would have wiped hundreds of millions off the rights value, given the downward trend for rights deals […]

Russia’s Match TV picks up EPL rights in long-term deal

The English Premier League has secured a long-term distribution deal in Russia with Match TV. The deal will start from the 2022/23 season and run for six seasons. The Gazprom Media-owned Match TV regains the rights it held from 2016-2019, with Rambler holding the rights during the interim period.  Match TV will have the rights […]

Canal+ secures Premier League, but trouble brewing on LFP front

Canal+ has secured exclusive rights to English Premier League football for a further three seasons. The renewal comes as the pay TV operator comes under pressure from the French government over its perceived refusal to honour a commitment to air Ligue 1 French football through a licensing agreement with beIN Sports. Canal+ will air 380 […]

Telenet retains Premier League rights

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has extended its deal for English Premier League rights for a further three years. The deal means that Telenet’s Play Sports service will remain the home of the English football competition at least until the 2024-25 season. Nearly all matches will be broadcast live on Play Sports with a […]

NENT Group secures int’l Premier League rights in six-year deal

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has secured the exclusive rights to show English Premier League football on the Viaplay streaming service in the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, where the streaming service will launch soon, from 2022 to 2028. The six-season deal expands NENT Group’s long-term partnership with the Premier League to nine European […]

EPL looks to replicate NENT deal in new international rights tender

The English Premier League has reportedly issued an invitation to tender for broadcast rights in over 40 European and Central Asian countries.  According to a report in SportsBusiness, the invitation calls for three- and six-season offers across 23 different broadcast territories starting from 2022-23 onwards. Live rights are being offered to all 380 matches per […]

EFL slams ‘unfair’ Premier League rights deal

The English Football League has criticised the Premier League’s new domestic TV deal. The renewed deals with Sky, BT and Amazon were announced this week and roll over the £4.8 billion contracts previously signed for the previous rights cycle. The league skipped its typical auction on approval from the British government due to the Covid-19 […]

English Premier League avoids rights drop by skipping auction, confirms renewed deals

The English Premier League has renewed its domestic TV rights deals with Sky, BT and Amazon for £4.8 billion. The three-year renewal was agreed directly with the broadcasters, and, as previously reported, skipped an auction which potentially would have wiped hundreds of millions off the rights value, The league cited an exclusion order under the […]