Eurosport wins Premier League rights

December 20, 2013 22.41 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

eurosport playerEurosport has secured exclusive rights to the Premier League in Romania until 2016.

The agreement covers the rest of the current 2013/14 season, along with the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, with the first broadcasts to start on December 21.

The Romanian version of Eurosport will show live Premier League matches on every match day, with coverage also featuring extensive highlights of all matches.

Eurosport has also acquired all internet and mobile rights and viewers in Romania will be able to watch matches via the Eurosport Player, the company’s online simulcast service on PC, mobile, tablets and connected TVs. All access to Premier league coverage will be geo targeted to users in Romania.

Valentin Macovescu, director of international relations at Eurosport Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured the Premier League rights for all media. This exceptional competition enhances our premium sports content offer in Romania. Beyond prestigious clubs and football stars, England’s Premier League is recognised as one of the most popular sporting competitions in the world. We look forward to bringing our Romanian subscribers this exciting league.”

Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore added: “Eurosport has invested in Premier League broadcasting rights in the past and we are extremely pleased to be working with them again. It has an excellent track record in sports broadcasting and I am sure it will deliver a premium offering that will showcase the Barclays Premier League to football fans in Romania.”