ESPN & FOX Get Premier League Rights in Brazil from 2013

October 31, 2012

The Premier League has announced that FOX Sports International and ESPN have been awarded the live audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for the 2013/14 to 2015/16 seasons in Brazil.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said:“We are extremely pleased that FOX Sports and ESPN have once again invested in our live rights in Brazil.

“We look forward to working with both organisations as they continue to deliver a premium offering that showcases the Barclays Premier League to our Brazilian fans.”

VP FOX Sports in Brazil, Eduardo Zebini, said: “The partnership offers more possibilities for the Brazilian FOX Sports’ fans to follow this important international competition, allowing the public greater relationship with their idols playing at English clubs.”

Managing Director of ESPN in Brazil, Germán Hartenstein, said: “We are very excited to renew the broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League. We have a tradition of covering the event with a team of expert journalists and on-location broadcasts that have contributed to the increase of English football’s popularity in Brazil. This three-year agreement, covering 2013 to 2016, shows ESPN’s commitment to providing Brazilian sports fans the best coverage of English football, one of the most coveted in the world.”