FOX and ESPN acquire Premier League rights in Brazil
FOX AND ESPN GRAB BRASILIAN RIGHTS
After their unsuccessful bid for the rights in the USA, FOX and ESPN have teamed up to acquire the rights for the next 3 seasons starting with the 2013/14 season in Brasil.
ESPN Brazil MD Germán Hartenstein said, “We are very excited to renew the broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League. We have a tradition of covering the event with a team of expert journalists and on-location broadcasts that have contributed to the increase of English football’s popularity in Brazil. This three-year agreement, covering 2013 to 2016, shows ESPN’s commitment to providing Brazilian sports fans the best coverage of English football, one of the most coveted in the world.”
Fox Sports in Brazil VP Eduardo Zebini said, “The partnership offers more possibilities for the Brazilian Fox Sports’ fans to follow this important international competition, allowing the public greater relationship with their idols playing at English clubs.”
Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore said, “We are extremely pleased that Fox Sports and ESPN have once again invested in our live rights in Brazil. We look forward to working with both organisations as they continue to deliver a premium offering that showcases the Barclays Premier League to our Brazilian fans.”