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Friday, July 2, 2010

English Football Premier League - who has Rights this year (2010)? How to watch UK football in Spain?

A question often being asked at the moment...

Which broadcaster has the English Premier League International broadcasting rights for TV in Spain?

For Sky UK subscribers, Sky have also gained the return of the Monday Night Football. Only the saturday 530 kickoff will be omn ESPN.

In Spain, only D+ and GOLTV have the combined Premier League rights. EPL will no longer be shown on TVE 2 or Teledeporte.

Some other countries.

France - Canalsat
Number of games shown not yet known, based on current deal all Sky/ESPN games and 1 3PM game on Canal+ Sport and one on TPS Star.
French commentary only

Poland - Cyfra+
Number of games shown not yet known, based on current deal all Sky/ESPN games and 1 3PM game.
Polish commentary only

Spain - Digital+ / Gol TV Shared
Unknown number of games or how rights will be distributed between Digital+ and GOL TV
GOL TV not available on satellite
Digital+ show FA Cup with English commentary so should be the same for EPL.

Germany - Sky Deutschland
Up to 5 games per week, probably the same as this season.
Has English commentary.

Italy - Sky Italia
Probably the same as this season.
Has English commentary.

Holland - Sport1
Probably the same as this season, only 0 or 1 3pm game shown on satellite, all are on cable.
No English commentary.

Details not confirmed

Middle East - Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC)

Confirmed to have the rights for all 380 plus english football premier league matches. They will be available on ADMC channel on the Nilesat and Badr satellites located at 7west and 26 east respectivly.
According to their website,, receivers with a built in 12 months subscription will be available, as will a seperate viewing card for others who wish to use their own Humax HD receiver.
English and Arabic commentary confirmed

Scandinavia - Medge Consulting

Rights in Norway sold to TV2 Sport
For Sweden, Finland and Denmark Canal+ has teamed up with TV4 to try and win the rights.

Danish broadcaster TV2 Sport is set to launch two new channels to air English Premier League soccer after it acquired the rights to the games last month.

For Greece, Nova is confirmed for the next three seasons starting 2010-11.

Modern Times Group, the international entertainment broadcasting group, today announced that it has extended its exclusive broadcasting rights to England’s Barclays Premier League in Bulgaria until the end of the 2012-2013 season.

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