TalkSport Inks New Premier League Broadcast Deal Until 2019

August 14, 2014

Sports radio station talkSPORT has renewed its partnership with the Premier League for an additional three years until 2019.

The London-based station has been re-appointed as the Premier League’s global audio partner to the end of the 2018/19 season, cough continuing the existing four year agreement which was due to expire at the end of the 2015/16 season.

As with talkSPORT’s existing agreement, discount the extension gives talkSPORT an exclusive package of international audio rights in all languages in all territories outside the UK and Ireland to provide official live commentary of all 380 Barclays Premier League matches in any language to listeners around the world outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season, allergy talkSPORT has broadcast partners in 25 countries, including the USA, China, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. 

The new agreement follows talkSPORT’s highest ever listening figures in the UK, according to the latest RAJAR figures, with 3.4 million sports fans tuning in every week.

Scott Taunton, Chief Operating Officer of talkSPORT owners UTV Media plc said “In the two years since its appointment as the Premier League’s global audio partner, talkSPORT has established itself as a truly international sports media brand. Today’s announcement means we can extend talkSPORT into even more markets, as well as creating new opportunities for advertisers and sponsors. I’m pleased that talkSPORT’s ever growing international audience will now be able to look forward to listening to our world class live coverage of the Barclays Premier League for a further three seasons.”

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, added: “talkSPORT has for many years produced high quality radio commentary of Barclays Premier League matches in the UK, and successfully extended this to an international audience when they became our first global audio licensee two seasons ago.

“We are extremely pleased that we will continue this partnership and look forward to working with them as they make Barclays Premier League radio commentary available in more languages and to more countries around the world.”