Monday 29 October 2012

Premier League rights in Canada won by Sportsnet & TSN

Broadcasters secures live audio visual rights for three seasons until 2015/16

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring the winner against Queens Park Rangers

The Premier League is pleased to announce that Sportsnet and TSN have been awarded the live audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 - 2015/16 in Canada.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said: "We are extremely pleased that Sportsnet and TSN have invested in our live rights in Canada. Both Sportsnet and TSN have been broadcasting Barclays Premier League football for the last three seasons.

"The Barclays Premier League package is perfect the complement to our slate of world class soccer programming"
TSN's Shawn Redmond

"Moving forward we look forward to working with both organisations as they continue to deliver a premium offering that will showcase the Barclays Premier League to our Canadian fans."

Sportsnet Vice-President of Finance & Sports Programming Navaid Mansuri said: "Sportsnet is proud to continue our strong partnership with the Premier League, furthering our commitment to providing Canadians with unparalleled access to world class soccer content.

"The BPL is one of the world’s most prominent soccer leagues and this new agreement has positioned Sportsnet to continue our already unprecedented schedule of soccer programming across multiple platforms in the years to come."

TSN Vice President  of Programming Shawn Redmond said: "The Premier League is home to the world’s most popular teams and biggest stars in soccer. With a dedicated and growing fan base in Canada we are looking forward to giving fans even more Premier League coverage with more games on TSN than ever before.

"The Barclays Premier League package is perfect the complement to our slate of world class soccer programming."

For more information please contact the Premier League Press Office on +44 20 7864 9190 or press@premierleague.com.

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Key Points

  • Sportsnet & TSN awarded live audio visual broadcast rights for Barclays Premier League matches
  • The agreement runs from the 2013/14 season until the 2015/16 season
  • Both companies have covered Premier League for three years