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BBC, talkSPORT and Absolute Radio Retain Premier League Radio Rights in UK Until 2016

radio BBC, talkSPORT and Absolute Radio Retain Premier League Radio Rights in UK Until 2016

BBC, talkSPORT and Absolute Radio have retained their audio rights to broadcast Premier League matches on UK radio through until the end of the 2015-16 season.

According to SportsPro, the BBC has retained its four current packages, including Saturday lunchtime, the first pick of Saturday afternoon’s 3pm BST kick-offs, Sunday late afternoon games and Monday evening fixtures. Talksport has acquired the same two packages it currently holds, the early Sunday afternoon and Saturday evening games. Absolute Radio will continue to broadcast a second-pick Saturday afternoon commentary. Each of the seven packages sold includes between 31 and 33 matches in total.

“We are extremely pleased that the BBC, Talksport and Absolute Radio have all again chosen to invest in the Barclays Premier League,” said Richard Masters, Premier League’s director of sales and marketing. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as they showcase the League to fans across the country.”

Outside of Europe, talkSPORT currently has the audio rights to broadcast Premier League matches on radio, which are streamed via talkSPORT.com through 2015-16.

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One Response to BBC, talkSPORT and Absolute Radio Retain Premier League Radio Rights in UK Until 2016

  1. Krawmn says:

    good news. I heard about it on Talksport.

    I would like to encourage anyone coming to this site to send an email to NBC-Universal regarding your hopes/wishes for coverage of the EPL in the coming years.

    I will plead that they NOT USE a bunch of Fox Soccer or other North American analysts and football news presenters. Rebecca Lowe is welcome, but please none of the people we see currently on any of the networks covering football/MLS. I would rather see analysts from England.

    NBC-Universal contact:
    http://www.nbcuni.com/contact-us/

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