BBC extends Premier League highlights deal until 2022
By Community | January 30, 2018
The BBC has agreed a deal to show Premier League highlights until at least the 2021-22 season after renewing its contract for a further three years.
The deal includes a range of shows including Match of the Day, Match of the Day 2, Football Focus and midweek offering The Premier League Show.
Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, said: “To secure the Premier League highlights for another three years is fantastic news for football fans all over the UK and ensures the BBC remains the free-to-air home with the iconic Match of the Day at the heart of all the action.”
Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, said the new deal highlights the show’s “continued success and popularity”.
Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2, which are aired on Saturday and Sunday night, attract a combined audience of more than seven million each weekend.
During the 2016/17 season, the BBC’s Premier League football programming was watched by a total of 37 million people.
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