talkSPORT announces international broadcast partners
The season starts on 18th August with Bell Media’s TSN and Team stations in Canada, Radio Sport in New Zealand and Citi FM in Ghana all carrying both the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup commentary on an exclusive basis within their broadcast area.
Broadcasting 64 games per season, talkSPORT is an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League in the UK since 2001. The station has now agreed a deal with the Premier League which sees them have exclusive package of international audio broadcasting rights for the next four football seasons – which takes then up to the 2015/16 season.
Scott Taunton, Chief Executive, talkSPORT said: “I’m delighted to be working with these partners to bring our exclusive live coverage of the greatest league in the world to listeners around the globe. After one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the Premier League, we’ll be bringing all of the drama, goals and news live to fans throughout the upcoming season.”
TSN Radio’s Program Director, Robert Gray said: “There are many loyal and passionate Barclays Premier League fans in Canada, and we are thrilled to bring them live coverage of marque games across TSN and TEAM radio stations. As we saw with UEFA EURO 2012, talkSPORT delivers exceptional coverage keeping fans up to date on all of the action as it happens.”
Matt Hunt, Sport Director, Radio Sport said: “It’s exciting for us to be associated with the world’s biggest sports radio station, and one of the world’s biggest sporting competitions.”
Managing Director at Citi FM, Samuel Attah-Mensah added: “Citi 97.3 FM is absolutely thrilled to have the rights to broadcast live commentary of the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup on an exclusive basis in Ghana. This is great news for our teeming listeners who have been waiting patiently for this announcement for the past two seasons. Our live commentary of the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup, reinforces Citi 97.3 FM as the relevant radio partner for Ghanaian audiences, with a balanced mix of the most authoritative news function, backed by innovative listener-driven programs in sport, business and events.”
Dr Larry Izamoje, Chairman/CEO, Brila FM said: “The English league has given many Nigerian players the platform for global recognition and we are extremely delighted to partner talkSPORT in bringing our listeners mankind’s most followed matches -the games of the Barclays Premier League now on radio.”
Take a look at a clip from talkSPORT magazine’s YouTube channel below.