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Premier Sports, Sky Italia and DAZN net International Champions Cup rights

Rights deals for the 2018 edition of the International Champions Cup pre-season football tournament have been agreed in the UK and Ireland, Italy and Canada.

In the UK and Ireland, pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports returns as a rights partner having covered the event for the first time last year.

Premier Sports will cover 23 matches live, with the remainder aired on a delayed basis. Sister free-to-air channel FreeSports will provide delayed coverage of all matches. English Premier League clubs Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea all feature in this season’s ICC.

In Italy, pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia will broadcast all matches live, as well as providing online highlights via skysport.it. Serie A clubs Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and AS Roma will all take part.

OTT platform DAZN has secured exclusive rights to the ICC in Canada and will also cover the inaugural women’s tournament.

The 2018 ICC will run from July 20 to August 11, taking in matches across the United States, Europe and Singapore.