Premier League risks revolt if meaningful matches move to USA

NBC Sports is continuing to push for Premier League regular season matches to be played in the USA. The massive media company has had exclusive broadcasting rights to the English top flight in America since 2013. Their latest six-year deal with Premier League officials, which began back in 2022, is worth $2.7 billion.

American interest in the Premier League has exploded during the partnership with NBC. The network has undoubtedly done a fantastic job promoting and covering the division in recent years. This growth was on display during a recent matchup between Arsenal and Manchester City. The game, which eventually played out to a 0-0 draw, tallied a total of 2.6 million viewers across NBC’s platforms. It was a record for an English match broadcasted in the States.

NBC executive admits to positive talks with Premier League about USA games

Due to rising interest and their massive investment, NBC would love to capitalize financially by hosting Premier League games in America. Jon Miller, NBC Sports’ president of acquisitions and sponsorship, even claimed that his network has already held discussions with English officials regarding the move.

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“We’ve had conversations with the Premier League and they’ve been very open and receptive to listening to me,” Miller told The Athletic.

“At some point in the future, I would love to see a couple of Premier League games open the season here in big stadiums on our opening weekend. And I know that’s something that we’ll continue to push for because I think that there’s an American audience here that would like to see regular-season games. But in the meantime, we’ll continue to work with the Premier League to do everything we can to make the games available to as many people as possible.”

Fans generally do not support playing regular-season matches…


Source link : https://worldsoccertalk.com/news/premier-league-risks-revolt-if-meaningful-matches-move-to-usa/

Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-05-01 16:05:57

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