Charlton scores rights to Israeli Premier League

Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton has secured rights to the Premier League, the top division of football in the country, after reportedly paying a significantly increased sum for all three packages on offer.

The Israeli Premier League currently earns ILS42.5m (€10.1m/$11m) per season for all media rights from four four-season deals, which run from 2012-13 to 2015-16.

It launched tenders for a new four-season cycle, from 2016-17 to 2019-20. Charlton, which currently holds one of the four packages to the Premier League, has now secured all three packages for the next cycle.

Israeli media reports suggest Charlton has paid between ILS120m to ILS135m per season for the rights.

The agreement represents another significant deal for the broadcaster after it this week renewed its contract to cover the 2016-17 to 2018-19 seasons of the English Premier League.