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talkSPORT announces exclusive audio broadcasting rights deal with the Premier League


By The Drum Team | Editorial

April 17, 2012 | 2 min read

talkSPORT has today announced an exclusive audio broadcasting rights deal with the Premier League for the next four football seasons.

The deal will see talkSPORT become the global audio partner of the Premier League outside the European Economic Area, broadcasting commentary on all 380 Barclays Premier League games in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Scott Taunton, chief executive at talkSPORT, said: “This is a huge development for talkSPORT which builds on the significant progress the station has made in the UK in recent years. I’m really excited about the potential for talkSPORT as a global brand, invoking the same passion in listeners and advertisers overseas as it does in the UK. We’ll be expanding our London office studio and production space and I can’t wait to see the buzz on matchdays.”

talkSPORT also intends to establish a network of global radio partners in markets such as Asia, North America and Africa.

Richard Scudamore, Premier League chief executive, said: “We are extremely pleased to enter into a new international agreement with talkSPORT and welcome them as our new global audio rights partner.

“talkSPORT currently offers excellent Barclays Premier League radio commentary coverage in the UK and we look forward to that being available to millions of fans across the globe with English, Spanish and Mandarin broadcasts in territories outside of Europe for four seasons from 2012/13.

“As we’re seeing in the closing stages of this season the Barclays Premier League is a compelling competition and radio rights are important to ensuring that as many fans as possible can follow the League and their club.”

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