BBC secures Premier League radio rights until 2022
This is excellent news for the BBC. Live radio coverage of the Premier League is a key element of the BBC’s audience offer for football fansBarbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport
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.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says: “This is excellent news for the BBC, in an increasingly competitive radio marketplace. 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.”
You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live and BBC 5 live sports extra on BBC Sounds, digital radio, online at bbc.co.uk/5live, Digital Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and 909 & 693 AM.