Premier League rights: New China broadcast deal agreed

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Premier League ball at Emirates Stadium
China has been the Premier League’s most profitable abroad tv rights territory

The Premier League has agreed a brand new broadcast deal in China to cowl the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

Viewers in China may have entry to matches from this weekend.

The earlier settlement with PPTV, signed in 2019 and on account of run till 2022, ended after a £160m cost due in March was not acquired.

Financial particulars of the brand new deal haven’t been disclosed.

China has been the English high flight’s most profitable abroad tv rights territory.

It is known the explanations for the termination had been monetary slightly than political.

More than half of this season’s remaining 372 matches might be made obtainable free-to-air in China, with the remaining accessible through subscription.

Clubs will even have the ability to share brief in-play clips to have interaction with supporters, the primary such deal the Premier League has accomplished wherever on the planet.

“We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season,” mentioned Premier League chief government Richard Masters.

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