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Premier League Clubs Agree to Give TV Channels More Access to Players: Nightly Soccer Report

soccer tv camera Premier League Clubs Agree to Give TV Channels More Access to Players: Nightly Soccer Report

Premier League clubs have agreed a landmark deal that will have a profound impact on the TV experience of matches on television. They’ve agreed to give TV channels around the world more access to players, which means pre-match interviews and more insights and connections to bring the TV viewers closer to the game.

Under the new agreement, Premier League managers and one player per team will be required to conduct a brief interview when they arrive at the stadium. Plus clubs will have “mixed zones” after matches where the press can interview players. On top of that, clubs will be required to let one player each week be interviewed for 2 hours.

The move is seen as a way to satisfy rights holders around the world who are each spending millions of dollars to show the Premier League in their country. For viewers in the United States, the better access to the players and managers will hopefully make the NBC viewing experience even better when it kicks off on August 17.

What are your thoughts about the developments? Share them in the comments section below.

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