Nbc To Push Soccer, Signs Deal With Premier League

Anticipating that soccer may at last be on the cusp of exponential popularity in the U.S., NBC Sports Group chairman announced over the weekend that the broadcaster had signed a deal for U.S. rights to the Premier League, the world's leading soccer league. The company's English- and Spanish-language broadcast, cable, and online properties are being combined to carry all 380 Premier League matches, beginning with the 2013-14 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While soccer draws huge audiences in Europe and Latin America, it has delivered mostly a niche audience in the U.S., except among Spanish-language viewers, where it draws solid ratings. Last year, Univision's coverage of soccer's Gold Cup final between the U.S. and Mexico drew nearly 8 million viewers. The much smaller Telemundo network attracted 3.6 million viewers for its coverage of the Olympics' soccer final between Mexico and Brazil -- on a Saturday morning.



Contactmusic

Tags: NBC - The Deal


Editors Recommendations

Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding

It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible...

Game Of Thrones Recap:

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Robin Roberts only revealed that she was in a long-term relationship with a female...

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into "The Operators" Film

Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom...

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

The Public Enemy rapper wanted to take a plea deal to reduce the sentence over a charge...

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

Pharrell Williams is very emotional about the effect his music can have on people...

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

The stars of stage were out last night for the Olivier Awards, honouring Britain’s top theatre talent...

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter: "Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract"

Childish Gambino, a.k.a Donald McKinley Glover, has received a fair amount of success...

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter:

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest actors. There’s not many...

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?

The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received...

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?


More recommendations

Comments

NBC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on NBC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All