November 16 – The English Premier League is about to set a new overseas record with the sale of its United States television rights for a staggering figure of nearly $2 billion, according to a Financial Times report.
Three broadcasters, CBS, ESPN and NBC are apparently fighting it out to secure the what would be the biggest ever overseas deal, proving once again the appeal of English football States-side.
NBC currently hold the rights to show the English top flight having acquired an agreement worth around $1 billion in 2015, but it is now claimed the latest deal will be almost double that.
It means the 20 member Premier League clubs could be set for a massive windfall after they lost pretty much the same figure in broadcast and matchday revenue across the two disrupted seasons caused by the pandemic.
In May, ESPN acquired the rights to show Spanish LaLiga matches in a contract worth $1.4 billion while CBS have the rights to show the UEFA Champions League, Serie A and most recently the FA Women’s Super League.
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