Premier League

Optus Extends Australia Premier League Rights Deal

By bethany@isportconnect.com | May 1, 2018

Optus has secured exclusive rights to show the English Premier League in Australia for a further three seasons until 2022.

The Australian telco giant initially secured the rights to broadcast the world’s richest football league, for a reported $50m (£36.7m), in 2015. Financial details of the new agreement have yet to be released.

Subscribers will have access to all 380 Premier League fixtures, live and on demand, and will also be able to watch all 64 games from this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Optus CEO, Allen Lew, said of the partnership: “Fans have shown that they love what we are doing in bringing the best club competition to Australia and we look forward to taking it to the next level over the next four years.”

“We are very pleased that Optus has again chosen to invest in our rights in Australia and will exclusively broadcast the Premier League for the next four seasons,” Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore, added.

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