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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Disney Wins EPL Rights In 10 Countries

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Disney has reportedly entered a renewed agreement to become the exclusive broadcaster of the English Premier League across South America as part of a three-season deal.

Disney will reportedly receive exclusive rights to broadcast in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela from the 2022-23 to 2024-25 seasons. The company confirmed it won rights in Brazil on Friday morning.

Since the 2019-20 season, Disney has held similar Premier League rights in the region in partnership with DAZN.

  • The Mouse currently holds exclusive rights in Spanish-speaking South America through a sublicensing deal with DAZN.
  • In a separate deal, Disney owns exclusive rights in Brazil and sublicenses two matches each week to DAZN.

All 380 regular-season matches will be shown across ESPN and its Star+ subscription streaming service, which costs roughly $10 per month in Spanish-speaking territories and $6.07 per month in Brazil.

SportBusiness reported that it doesn’t expect Disney to share the rights as part of the new deal, and the agreement is expected to be finalized in the next few days.

The Americas’ EPL Rights

The Premier League entered a record-breaking six-year, $2.7 billion deal with NBC for U.S. streaming rights in November. On Thursday, FuboTV announced a three-year rights deal in Canada, and ViacomCBS secured rights in Mexico and other Latin American countries.  

Six-season bids were reportedly not allowed in the league’s tender across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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