BBC extends Premier League radio deal

The BBC extends its radio deal with the Premier League until the 2015-16 season.

The BBC has extended its radio deal with the Premier League to continue their coverage over the next three seasons.

The broadcaster's four existing packages of rights - kickoffs at Saturday lunchtime, first choice of Saturday's 3pm kickoffs, Sunday at 3pm and Monday/Tuesday evenings - have been extended until the 2015-16 season.

The corporation's director of sport, Barbara Slater, said: "Radio 5 live remains the home of live football on the radio, with more FA Premier League matches than any other broadcaster.

"The contract extension reinforces the BBC's commitment to securing premium radio rights for the long-term, despite a competitive market."

Absolute Radio and talkSPORT will also continue to cover Premier League matches until 2015-16.

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