Media Notes: Record Month For English Premier League Broadcasts On U.S. Nets
The 17 Premier League games broadcast in the U.S. on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network averaged 609,000 viewers in February for its best monthly viewership. Boosted by lead-ins from Olympic coverage, NBC "posted its best monthly Premier League average" with 1.1 million February viewers, while NBCSN "also set a monthly mark" with an average of 508,000 Premier League viewers in February (SOCCER AMERICA, 3/3). ... SuperSport has secured broadcast rights for this Wednesday’s int'l friendly between Bafana Bafana and Brazil. The fixture will be broadcast on SS4HD and Select SA (SuperSport). ... The Austraian Football Association (ÖFB) and Infront Sports & Media have agreed to a four-year partnership extension. The deal covers the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Infront markets perimeter board ads for all Austrian home matches (Infront). ... Singapore-based StarHub has announced that Singapore's final Asian Cup football qualifier against Oman will be shown live at 9:30pm local time on Wednesday. The match in Muscat "will be broadcast live on Starhub's Super Sports Arena" (STRAITS TIMES, 3/4).