BBC, Talksport secure Premier League audio rights until 2022

UK public-broadcaster the BBC and commercial radio station Talksport have extended their Premier League rights audio-rights deals for three seasons until the end of the 2021-22

The BBC and Talksport acquired four packages and three packages of rights, respectivley.

The seven packages comprise a total of approximately 260 Premier League matches per season for the three-seasons.

The BBC will receive the first pick of matches in the traditional 3pm Saturday time slot. It will also broadcast matches in two Sunday timeslots as well as Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings. TalkSport will cover matches in all three Saturday time slots, with second-pick for the 3pm kick-offs.

TalkSport’s international rights deal, which allows them to broadcast all 380 Premier League matches a year for international audiences, was also extended until 2022.