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Fox Sports keeps Premier League rights in Australia

26 November 2012 | Posted in Broadcast, Soccer, Oceania | By Eoin Connolly

Fox Sports has secured a three-year deal for the broadcast rights to Premier League soccer in Australia.

The pay-TV sports broadcaster will be entitled to show live coverage from all 380 games each year from England's top flight from the beginning of the 2013/14 season until the end of 2015/16. Viewers will be able to watch games in high definition as well as online and via mobile devices and the iPad. Fox Sports began showing the Premier League in Australia in 1997.

The deal follows Fox Sports conclusion last week, together with SBS, of a four-year deal for the rights to A-League and Australian national team soccer.

Patrick Delany, the chief executive of Fox Sports, said: "It's been a huge week for football on Fox Sports. With the announcement of two major broadcast deals fans around the country are sure to be buzzing with excitement at what the next four years holds for them."

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