talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, can today announce its first English language broadcast partners to carry its official Barclays Premier League and FA Cup coverage during the 2012/13 season which starts on 18 August.
Citi FM in Ghana will carry talkSPORT’s live Barclays Premier League and FA Cup commentary on an exclusive basis within its broadcast area.
The deal will grant the station access to talkSPORT’s expert commentary, insight and links with the biggest names in Premier League football as well as its production expertise and experience of broadcasting live sporting events including the 2011 Rugby World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012.
talkSPORT has launched its talkSPORT Live digital service at talkSPORT.com, where live commentary on all 380 Barclays Premier League games in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Mandarin will be available outside of the European Economic Area. The station has agreed a deal with the Premier League for the exclusive package of international audio broadcasting rights for the next four football seasons (2012/13 – 2015/16) and with the FA for the next six seasons.
talkSPORT has been an official broadcaster of the Barclays Premier League in the UK since 2001 and currently broadcast 64 games per season domestically. The station is also an official broadcaster of the FA Cup and England games, with FA Cup matches also available globally on the talkSPORT Live digital service from the 2012/13 season.
Scott Taunton, Chief Executive, talkSPORT said: “I’m delighted to be working with Citi FM to bring our exclusive live coverage of the greatest league in the world to listeners in Ghana. After one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the Premier League, we’ll be bringing all of the drama, goals and news live to fans throughout the upcoming season.”
Samuel Attah-Mensah, Managing Director, Citi FM said: "Citi 97.3 FM is absolutely thrilled to have the rights to broadcast live commentary of the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup on an exclusive basis in Ghana.
“This is great news for our teeming listeners who have been waiting patiently for this announcement for the past two seasons. Our live commentary of the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup, reinforces Citi 97.3 FM as the relevant radio partner for Ghanaian audiences, with a balanced mix of the most authoritative news function, backed by innovative listener-driven programs in sport, business and events.”
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