Spark picks up Premier League rights

New Zealand telco Spark has acquired exclusive rights for football’s English Premier League, as well as programming from MUTV, Manchester United’s in-house television channel.

The Premier League deal will run for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, with every match available live and on demand.

The deal includes support programming, such as highlights.

Spark’s deal to show MUTV programming will begin later this year, with the content eventually available on a subscription basis via Spark’s sports platform, which will launch early next year.