NOS renews Eredivisie highlights rights

Dutch public-service broadcaster NOS has renewed a rights deal for highlights of the Eredivisie, the top division of football in the country.

The extension was secured more than a year before the previous deal was due to expire, at the end of the 2018-19 season.

The new agreement with Eredivisie Media and Marketing, which markets the competition’s rights, will run for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

Match highlights will continue to be shown on the broadcaster’s channels and website, with the deal also including live radio rights.

NOS, which has provided coverage of the top flight of Dutch football for more than 50 years, attracts an average of 2.5 million viewers for its Sunday evening programme.