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News International Acquires Premier League UK Near-Live Clip Rights

Thu 24th Jan 2013 | IT & Technology

News International have been awarded the UK Near-Live clip rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16.

The UK Near-Live Clips Package comprises rights to make available audio visual clips of all 380 Barclays Premier League matches on the internet and on mobile devices. The package includes the rights to broadcast in-game clips for all matches other than 3pm Saturday kick-offs and extended clips of all matches on a Monday morning following a weekend match round.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “We are extremely pleased with this exciting development that sees News International, traditionally a newspaper publishing organisation, move further into the digital media space through the acquisition of our UK Near-Live clip rights.

“In a world in which all forms of media are looking at their digital offerings, and given the extensive coverage that News International publications give to the Barclays Premier League, we believe this partnership will see football fans able to consume the best Premier League action in innovative ways.”

The Premier League also announced that BSkyB have been awarded the UK Long-Form Linear broadcast rights for 226 Barclays Premier League matches per season (all those not broadcast live) for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16.

The UK Long-Form Linear Package comprises rights to make available delayed long-form coverage of 226 Barclays Premier League matches per season.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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