talkSPORT will be airing more Premier League coverage than ever before, winning 3 live audio packages for the next 3 seasons.
“Becoming the only national commercial radio station to offer access to live Premier League commentary demonstrates our ongoing commitment to producing quality football coverage, fronted by a range of talented and credible presenters,” said Scott Taunton, chief operating officer at Wireless Group.
“It is also a huge bonus for us to have a package awarded that can be played out on our new digital station talkSPORT 2. The station has already made a name for itself, broadcasting a range of live sport and including coverage which hasn’t had a home on British radio before. Adding live Premier League coverage to this profile cements its credibility and authority in live football commentary.”
MediaCityUK-based Radio 5 live, has also extended its commitment to Premier League commentary. The station will broadcast 144 games a season, more than its commercial rival.
“This is a great way to end what’s been a fascinating domestic football season, and we’re already looking forward to bringing our listeners all the best Premier League action next season. Before then though, we have a busy summer of sport ahead dominated by the European football championships, the Olympics and the Paralympics.”