talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, alongside sister station talkSPORT 2, will now offer more live Premier League games than ever before, as well as become the destination for live action on Saturdays.
The Wireless network has today been awarded three Premier League live radio broadcast rights packages for the next three football seasons to 2022.
talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 have rights to broadcast Premier League games across three time slots on Saturday - 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm - delivering award-winning coverage to more game day listeners than ever.
talkSPORT has also picked up exclusive rights for all matches scheduled to kick off at 12 noon on Sunday.
Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “talkSPORT is now the game day destination for live Premier League action. We’ve consolidated our position as the Premier League’s only national commercial radio partner, winning more games and a key new slot on Saturday lunchtime, meaning we’re the only radio network delivering live coverage from the first kick to the final whistle on Saturday.
“talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 are providing best-in-class live commentary and coverage to millions of football fans across the UK. Our hugely talented teams now have an unrivalled opportunity to deliver Premier League football to more listeners than ever.”
The talkSPORT network also has an exclusive global rights partnership with the Premier League until 2022, meaning talkSPORT can provide official live and on-demand audio coverage of all 380 Premier League matches to listeners around the world outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland. The network is also the exclusive home of the EFL - including the play-off finals - as well as holding rights across the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup in the UK
With nearly three million listeners, talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station and has been winning exclusive rights across a variety of sports, including football, cricket and boxing, ranging from the FIFA World Cup™ to Anthony Joshua’s biggest bouts.
From Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist at breakfast through to live coverage of the biggest games with the voice of football himself, John Motson, as well as Sam Matterface, Jim Proudfoot, Stuart Pearce, Ally McCoist and Ray Houghton, talkSPORT is the station for football fans.
The station delivered coverage to listeners all day and all night at last Summer’s FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
talkSPORT’s sister station talkSPORT 2, has won plaudits for its England cricket coverage of the Sri Lanka tour, bagging the Best Live Sports Broadcast Award at the Sports Journalism Awards. The coverage won plaudits for the quality of its output, delivering uninterrupted live play. The station also has the exclusive rights for all of England’s major overseas tours until 2021.
In January, Wireless appointed Lee Clayton - formerly Head of Sport at the Daily Mail Group - as Head of talkSPORT, with a remit to ensure the best coverage of the greatest sporting fixtures in the UK. And the two stations recently moved into new start-of-the-art studios in The News Building, welcoming England Football Manager Gareth Southgate as a guest on day one.