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Star India renews English Premier League broadcast rights

The rights are for the next three seasons of the League.

Star India has renewed its exclusive broadcast rights for the English football tournament, the English Premier League, from 2016-17 to 2018-19, for its next three seasons.

With this renewal, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches on a live or delayed basis across India on the Star Sports channels, as well as stream all matches on its digital platforms, Hotstar and

Star India renews English Premier League broadcast rights
The network will broadcast more than 200 Premier League games live across its Star Sports TV network, and all the 380 games live on its digital platforms. Star India also has the Bundesliga and the Indian Super League tournaments in its portfolio.
Star India renews English Premier League broadcast rights
Star India chief operating officer Sanjay Gupta says, "Our partnership with the Premier League is in line with our strategy of promoting and building football as a priority sport in the country. England's Premier League is the most successful and viewed football league in the world, with millions of fans in India. We have been broadcasting Premier League football for the last 15 years, and this renewal reaffirms our faith in the strength of the competition as the best international football property."

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore adds, "The popularity of Premier League football has increased significantly in India in recent seasons and one of the major factors this can be attributed to is the quality of Star's production and its promotion of our competition. We look forward to work with Star for at least the next three seasons in order to make all the best Premier League action available to our fans across the country."