Onefootball bags English Premier League digital streaming rights for India

MUMBAI: Football app Onefootball has bagged the digital streaming rights package within India for the English Premier League (EPL) covering the next three seasons - 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.


Additionally, sports radio station talkSPORT, which is the global audio partner of the Premier League, has also reached agreement with radio broadcasters and streaming companies in Ghana, Nigeria and Australia to carry talkSPORT’s live English Premier League audio commentary throughout the three football seasons.


Citi FM in Ghana and Nigeria’s Nigeria Info are long-standing partners of talkSPORT who have each been awarded rights packages for a further three seasons.


Eon Sports Radio is a new sports radio network, which plans to launch nationally in Australia in 2016 with a entertaining blend of original and licensed sports programming. As well as EPL audio rights, talkSPORT has also agreed to share other programming content with Eon Sports Radio, to include sports talk, interviews and features from talkSPORT’s award-winning UK output.


As global audio partner of the Premier League, talkSPORT controls an exclusive package of international audio rights  until 2019, allowing the station to broadcast 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.


talkSPORT’s international tender process for the 2016-17 – 2018-19 seasons is continuing, with further licensing rounds scheduled in various key territories during December.


talkSPORT director of international Jimmy Buckland said, “Today’s announcement is great news for football fans in India, Ghana, Nigeria and Australia. We’re delighted to be extending our relationships with some long-standing partners whilst welcoming a new partner in Australia. Eon Sports Radio has an ambitious plan to create Australia’s first new national sports radio network and talkSPORT looks forward to playing its part in the network’s upcoming launch.”


UTV Media COO Scott Taunton added, “talkSPORT International has grown rapidly over the last three years, establishing a strong network of international broadcast and streaming partners. As global audio partner of the Premier League until 2019, talkSPORT is uniquely positioned to enable brands, broadcasters and streaming platforms tap into international audiences’ ever growing interest in the world’s most exciting football league.”


talkSPORT is an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League, the 2016 UEFA European Football Championships, the FA Cup, England football internationals and the Capital One Cup.

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