Abema sublicenses Premier League rights in Japan from SPOTV

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: A detailed view of the Premier League trophy on the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Japanese streaming platform Abema will show 114 live matches from the English Premier League during the upcoming 2022-23 season under a sublicensing deal with sports streaming service SPOTV Now, the master rights-holder in the market.

It is understood that talks are also ongoing about a sublicensing deal between SPOTV and DAZN, the former Premier League rights-holder in Japan.

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