NBCUniversal Reaches Six-Year Extension to Serve As Exclusive U.S. Home of Premier League
NBCUniversal has agreed to a six-year extension of its partnership with the Premier League and will exclusively present all 380 matches, critically-acclaimed studio programming, and a wide-range of additional compelling content across NBC, USA Network, Peacock, Telemundo, Universo, and other platforms.
NBC Sports debuted its innovative, immersive, and authentic coverage of the Premier League in 2013.
With the new agreement, which begins with the 2022-23 season next summer, NBC Sports, Peacock, and Telemundo Deportes will present the Premier League through 2028 – a span of 15 seasons for NBCUniversal as the exclusive U.S. media home of the world’s best soccer league.
“We are excited to come to this long-term extension with the Premier League,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “Our Premier League team, led by Jon Miller, has been incredibly dedicated to growing the Premier League in the United States over the last nine years. This new agreement is also a testament to the hard work of production, marketing and other areas of our company, as well as the tremendous partnership that has been established with the leadership and club owners of the Premier League.”
Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to announce our new US broadcast deal with NBC Sports, who have been brilliant partners for the Premier League over the last nine seasons. NBC Sports has significantly strengthened the popularity of the League in the United States in that time through its fantastic coverage and promotion.
“NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings programming is now a real institution among supporters in America, with fans getting up early to come together and cheer on their favorite club, week in, week out. It’s an exciting time for football in the US and we look forward to continuing to work with NBC Sports to bring our competition to even more fans over the next six years.”
NBC Sports is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 609,000 viewers across its English- and Spanish-language Premier League television match windows this season – the highest viewership average through this point in the season since 2015-16 and up 14% from last year.
NBC Sports is the home of 489 of the 500 most-watched live Premier League matches in U.S. television history.