NBC secure US Premier League rights

US Coverage of the Premier League will move from Fox Sports to NBC in a 2 year deal from 2013-14.

The value of the deal has not been confirmed but is rumoured to be around the $250 million mark.

The Premier League released this statement: “The Premier League is pleased to announce that NBCUniversal via the NBC Sports Group has been awarded the live audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013-14 to 2015-16 in the USA.”

Currently in the states Fox Sports have the rights, but sub-licence some of their matches to ESPN.  It’s a double blow for the latter, with them losing out on Premier League rights in USA and UK.

NBC are already believed to be in talks with BT, who will show Premier League football in the UK from next season, over co-producing coverage.

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