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DirecTV retains Premier League rights in Latin America

Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has agreed a three-season extension to its rights deal in Latin America with club football competition the English Premier League.

Under the fresh agreement, DirecTV Latin America has been awarded the live broadcast rights for all 380 Premier League matches per season from 2016-17 to 2018-19 in South America, excluding Brazil.

DirecTV is the current rights-holder to the Premier League in the region, having succeeded pan-regional pay-television broadcaster Fox by landing the rights to the 2013-14 to 2015-16 cycle.

In addition to broadcasting the Premier League on its satellite direct-to-home service, DirecTV plans to continue to make the matches available to its subscribers online and via mobile devices through its DirecTV Play service.

The DirecTV deal comes after the Premier League last month extended its exclusive contract with international pay-television broadcaster ESPN in Brazil across the same three-season window.