Talksport Renews Global English Premier League Partnership Until 2019
Talksport "renewed its contract with the Premier League and will continue as its global audio partner" until the end of the '18-19 season, according to SOCCEREX. As with Talksport’s current four-year contract, "which is set to expire" at the end of the '15-16, the package includes int'l audio rights in all languages in all territories outside the U.K. and Ireland for live commentary of all 380 games a season. Talksport "has broadcast partners in 25 countries" including the U.S., China, Malaysia, Egypt, Nigeria and UAE. According to the latest Radio Joint Audience Research figures, the UTV Media-owned station attracts 3.4 million listeners per week in the U.K.," although the new Premier League contract is separate to the broadcaster’s deal for domestic commentary rights" (SOCCEREX, 8/14).