BBC renews Premier League highlights to 2021/22
To keep Premier League highlights on the BBC is testament to the continued success and popularity of Match Of The Day.
The BBC will remain the free-to-air home for football after announcing it will continue to show Premier League TV highlights for a further three years.
Last season the BBC’s Premier League football programming was watched by 37m people and there were a further 40m requests for these shows on BBC iPlayer – confirming the BBC as the number one choice for football fans wanting a comprehensive round up of Premier League action.
As well as Match Of The Day, the new deal covers the weekend programming of the Sunday morning Match Of The Day repeat, MOTD2, Football Focus, plus midweek magazine show The Premier League Show through to and including the 2021/22 season.
Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport, says: “To keep Premier League highlights on the BBC is testament to the continued success and popularity of Match Of The Day. Our longstanding partnership with the Premier League continues to flourish and evolve as seen with the recently launched Super Movers initiative. The new deal strengthens that relationship even further and ensures the nation’s favourite sport will continue to be seen by the widest possible audience.”
Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, says: “To secure the Premier League highlights for another three years is fantastic news for football fans all over the UK and ensures the BBC remains the free to air (BBC)