BBC secures Premier League radio rights until 2022

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by Mark Johnson

The BBC has secured live Premier League radio rights for a further three seasons, ensuring listeners can follow the biggest games and best match coverage until May 2022.

Securing four of the seven packages on offer, the new contract ensures that Radio 5 Live will continue to have more Premier League matches than any other radio broadcaster, with around 140 games, and will be the only place to listen to Premier League football on a Sunday with games at 2pm and 4.30pm.

In addition, the station will have first pick on Saturday at 3pm, along with a raft of games which will be played on Friday, Saturday and Monday evening.

“This is excellent news for the BBC, in an increasingly competitive radio marketplace”, said Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport. 

“Live radio coverage of the Premier League is a key element of the BBC’s audience offer for football fans. The quality of our production, commentary, analysis and presentation is unrivalled and it’s something we are immensely proud of.”

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