ESPN secures mobile highlight rights of EPL

MUMBAI: ESPN has secured the mobile highlight rights to all 380 English Premiere League matches for the next three seasons, after winning select TV rights last year.

"Mobile devices are an indispensible lifeline for football fans, who expect easy, quick access to the latest goals and action wherever they are,‘‘ said ESPN senior VP and EMEA managing director Lynne Frank.
‘‘Adding these rights will allow us to advance our commitment to delivering great sport across the many screens UK fans use each day. Since we launched ESPN in the UK less than 250 days ago, we have been dedicated to building the foundation of a long-term relationship with UK sports fans. This is another big step in that process."

"ESPN‘s purchase of mobile clip rights of Barclays Premier League demonstrates their commitment to the competition and the fans,‘‘ added Premier League‘s chief executive Richard Scudamore. 
‘‘Mobile is an increasingly important technology as hand held devices become ever more sophisticated, therefore a good offering with a strong partner is important to us both in terms of accessibility and complimenting live coverage," Scudamore added.

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