Star India renews broadcast rights for English Premier League

Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Star India on Wednesday renewed its exclusive broadcast rights for the English Premier League for the next three seasons, from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

With the renewal, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches on a live or delayed basis across India on the Star Sports channels as well as stream all matches on its digital platforms Hotstar and starsports.com.

The Premier League is the most watched football league in the world, broadcast in 185 countries to 730 million homes.

“Our partnership with the Premier League is in line with our strategy of promoting and building football as a priority sport in the country. England’s Premier League is the most successful and viewed football league in the world with millions of fans in India,” Star India COO Sanjay Gupta said.

“We have been broadcasting Premier League football for the last 15 years and this renewal reaffirms our faith in the strength of the competition as the best international football property. With Premier League, Bundesliga and the Indian Super League (ISL), we continue to have a portfolio of the best of global and Indian football.”

Star India is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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