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Premier League concurs new six-year US TV deal worth £2 billion

The Premier League have concurred another six-year rights deal in the United States with NBC Sports.

The Athletic comprehends that the understanding is worth £2 billion ($2.7 billion), well over double the past deal, and will run until 2028.

It covers each of the 380 matches all through the season, and furthermore incorporates Spanish language coverage.

NBC initially broadcasted the Premier League in 2013, and have hosted it from that point forward.

Richard Masters, the Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to announce our new US broadcast deal with NBC Sports, who have been brilliant partners for the Premier League over the last nine seasons.

“NBC Sports has significantly strengthened the popularity of the League in the United States in that time through its fantastic coverage and promotion.

“NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings programming is now a real institution among supporters in America, with fans getting up early to come together and cheer on their favourite club, week in, week out. It’s an exciting time for football in the US and we look forward to continuing to work with NBC Sports to bring our competition to even more fans over the next six years.”

Pete Bevacqua, NBC Sports Chairman, added: “We are excited to come to this long-term extension with the Premier League. Our Premier League team, led by Jon Miller, has been incredibly dedicated to growing the Premier League in the United States over the last nine years.

“This new agreement is also a testament to the hard work of production, marketing and other areas of our company, as well as the tremendous partnership that has been established with the leadership and club owners of the Premier League.”

The Premier League’s assertion follows a declaration recently that, in spite of the clubs losing a consolidated 2 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association will give record adds up to bring down association football.

Their statement read: “These deals will enable the league to invest £1.6 billion of broadcast revenue outside of the League to lower-league and non-league clubs, the grassroots game and communities; continuing the Premier League’s support for all levels of the English game.

“It was announced earlier today that an extra £20 million will be paid to EFL League One and League Two clubs this season. A new package of £5 million extra will support clubs in the top-three National League divisions until 2025.”

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