Facebook Grabs International Premier League, La Liga Rights

By Sports Technology Wire on July 10, 2018

Facebook has continued its sports rights shopping spree by reportedly obtaining English Premier League rights for several Southeast Asian countries and Spanish La Liga rights for India.

The social media network is said to have outbid giants like BeIn Sports and Fox Sports Asia for all 380 fixtures over three Premier League seasons, starting in 2019/20. The amount paid was £200 million ($265 million), according to The Times. The U.K. newspaper wrote that YouTube and Netflix were also interested in some of the EPL’s international rights.

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