Premier League agrees Brazilian rights extension
01 Nov 2012
The Premier League has tied down another key overseas broadcast contract with Fox Sports International and ESPN signing a three-year extension to their agreement to televise the English top flight in Brazil.
Fox Sports and ESPN have been awarded the live audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Premier League matches per season from 2013-14 through to the end of the 2015-16 campaign. The deal follows on from the Premier League’s agreements in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and China/Macau – all of which have been struck this week.
“We are extremely pleased that Fox Sports and ESPN have once again invested in our live rights in Brazil,” said Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore. “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.”
Vice-president of 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.” German Hartenstein, managing director of ESPN in Brazil, added: “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.”