- talkSPORT cements its place as the house of stay soccer on radio, with over 400 video games every season together with: Premier League, EFL, FA Cup & Champions League
- talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 retain Premier League rights packages for 12.30pm and 3pm matches on Saturday, remaining the vacation spot for GameDay listeners
- talkSPORT turns into the unique dwelling of Monday/Friday Premier League video games for the primary time – with a brand new Monday Night time present – alongside unique midweek video games
- The talkSPORT community consolidates its place as the UK’s solely nationwide business radio Premier League rights holder for the following three seasons
talkSPORT, the world’s largest sports activities radio station, alongside sister station talkSPORT2, immediately consolidates its place as the vacation spot for stay soccer on Saturdays (GameDay), while additionally including extra weeknight matches.
The Information UK community has immediately been awarded three Premier League stay radio broadcast rights packages for the following three soccer seasons to 2025.
talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 have secured rights to broadcast Premier League video games at 12.30pm, 3pm and seven.45pm on Saturday – delivering award-winning protection to GameDay listeners, who may sit up for a brand new must-listen 5pm phone-in straight after the motion to have their say.
In a major improvement, talkSPORT has additionally expanded its stay match providing past GameDay, selecting up unique rights for all Premier League matches on Friday and Monday evenings, in addition to all midweek matches rescheduled from weekends. In every of the following three seasons, the talkSPORT community may also carry all matches at 12 midday on Sundays in addition to twenty additional unique matches performed as a part of the festive Financial institution Vacation fixture programme and an extra midweek spherical.
talkSPORT presently broadcasts over 400 matches per season, 250 of that are unique to the community. It is going to proceed to broadcast throughout all main males’s soccer competitions together with matches within the FA Cup and English Soccer League (EFL) plus video games within the Carabao Cup, Champions League and each recreation within the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. talkSPORT additionally has extra girls’s protection than ever earlier than, together with the Girls’s Tremendous League, Girls’s FA Cup and Girls’s Euros this summer season.
Information UK EVP, President of Broadcasting, Scott Taunton stated: “talkSPORT is the house of soccer, with extra stay video games than another radio broadcaster. At present now we have consolidated our partnership because the Premier League’s solely nationwide business radio associate, retaining our place because the GameDay vacation spot on Saturday, in addition to gaining new stay fixtures in the course of the week.
“Our commentary groups throughout talkSPORT and talkSPORT2 are offering best-in-class stay protection to thousands and thousands of soccer followers throughout the UK. And, throughout the schedule, our peerless presenting crew are delivering unrivalled Premier League protection to extra listeners than ever.”
The talkSPORT community elevated its viewers within the newest spherical of RAJAR evaluation, recording 3.1m listeners, tuning in for 17.6m hours weekly.
The talkSPORT community additionally has an unique world rights partnership with the Premier League till 2025, that means talkSPORT can present official stay and on-demand audio protection of all 380 Premier League matches to listeners world wide outdoors of the UK and Republic of Eire.
Lee Clayton, Head of talkSPORT, stated: “This represents a incredible outcome for talkSPORT, permitting us to unfold our award-winning protection from Saturdays into Mondays, Fridays and midweek soccer. Alongside our unbeatable presenting line-up and our complete stay rights, we provide the sports activities fan the final word dwelling of sports activities motion, debate and evaluation 24 hours a day.
“Throughout our digital and social platforms, we’re reaching out to new audiences and attracting them to the talkSPORT model. And let’s not neglect, we’re Powered by Followers, providing the very best platforms for our listeners and viewers to share their robust views and make themselves heard.”
talkSPORT viewers can now watch a few of their favorite programmes with 65 hours broadcast every week throughout social channels together with to their 1 million YouTube subscribers.
Earlier this month talkSPORT picked up 4 awards on the Radio Academy ARIAS. The community received Gold for Finest Advertising and marketing Marketing campaign for its UEFA Euro 2020 exercise. Lianne Sanderson received Silver for Finest New Presenter, and the community received two Bronze: for Finest Protection of An Occasion, for its protection of the Euro 2020 ultimate and for Finest Sports activities Present for GameDay Unique. In March, talkSPORT’s Laura Woods received Presenter of the Yr for the second consecutive 12 months on the SJA Awards. White and Jordan, starring Jim White and Simon Jordan – and together with Trevor Sinlcair, Danny Murphy and Martin Keown, additionally received Finest Sports activities Present.
talkSPORT continues to be a heavyweight throughout different key moments within the sporting calendar, with unique World Championship Boxing, together with Tyson Fury’s latest record-breaking win over Dillian Whyte. Earlier this 12 months the community carried commentary on the West Indies v England take a look at collection. Wanting forward, it is going to be offering must-listen commentary from the a hundred and fiftieth Open at St Andrews in July, in addition to unique rights to the Rugby Union Autumn Nations Sequence. Its peerless protection of the Cheltenham Pageant in March will probably be matched by full protection of Royal Ascot in June.