(New York) The English Premier League and the American channel NBC announced Thursday evening an agreement to broadcast the English championship matches from 2022 to 2028, for a record amount of $ 2.7 billion, according to the American press.
This agreement for six new seasons (380 games per season) expands the partnership between the Premier League and NBC that began in 2013.
If no amount has been officially disclosed, the The New York Times For its part, it confirms that NBC has placed its competitors, ESPN and CBS, with an offer worth $ 2.7 billion, nearly three times compared to the previous contract, which amounted to $ 1.1 billion between 2015 and 2021.
The new agreement casts a shadow over payments made by US broadcasters to other foreign football leagues.
In May, ESPN struck an eight-year deal worth $1.4 billion to broadcast La Liga, or about $175 million a season. The new Premier League contract is worth about $450 million per season.
The French championship is still very far from these amounts since the international rights to the first division were valued at a total of €80 million annually until 2024.
“We are delighted to announce our new contract to broadcast in the United States with NBC Sports, which has been a fantastic partner of the Premier League for the past nine seasons,” Richard Masters, the Premier League’s general manager, said in a press release.
He added, “NBC Sports significantly increased the league’s popularity in the United States during this period with its great coverage and promotion.”
NBC regularly broadcasts Weekend Premier League matches on its major national network, and is the only European League with such a show in the United States.
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