The Premier League have secured a “significant” overseas rights deal after partnering with beIN Sports until 2025.
The Qatari broadcaster have secured the rights for the Middle East and North Africa for the 2022-25 rights cycle after a rumoured bid from Saudi Arabia never materialised.
Following the collapse of the Premier League’s broadcasting deal in China earlier this year, the deal with beIN is now one of the largest overseas rights package, worth a reported $500m over the course of the cycle.
The agreement comes as a timely boost for the English top flight just a week after the broadcasting bubble looked on the brink following the collapse of Ligue 1’s domestic right’s deal in France left clubs facing a huge financial headache.
“We are pleased to agree a significant deal with beIN SPORTS, who are a longstanding and valued partner,” said Premier League chief Richard Masters. “They have an outstanding track record of delivering top quality Premier League content across all its platforms. Continue reading