talkSPORT to broadcast live Premier League commentary in Ireland

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talkSPORT, the world’s largest sports radio station, has secured an exclusive package of digital audio rights to broadcast live commentary from Premier League matches in the Republic of Ireland. The three-year deal will cover the 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons.

The new rights deal means there are a host of exciting partnership opportunities for brands looking to target Premier League fans in Ireland. These include title sponsorship as well as bespoke opportunities on Saturday’s Premier League Live. Commercial packages are available for advertising and sponsorship through Wireless’ national agency sales team, urbanmedia.

Irish fans will now be able to listen to at least 91 matches broadcast live each season on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. as well as occasionally 7:45 p.m. start matches. This season’s opening matches Saturday August 6 will be Fulham against Liverpool at 12:30 p.m.Tottenham v Southampton 15 hours and Everton against Chelsea at 5:30 p.m..

talkSPORT’s award-winning commentary team includes John Anderson and Russell Hargreaves, who will serve as lead commentators on the 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. matches with Tom Rennie main commentary on the 5:30 p.m. matches. They will be joined each week by a number of pundits, including Paul Parker, Trevor Steven, Adrian Clarke, Dave Kitson, Kevin Watson and former Republic of Ireland internationals David Connolly and Eddie McGoldrick. Like last season, commentary will be anchored for Irish fans in a dedicated Premier League live broadcast presented by award-winning Irish sports broadcaster, Trevor Welch.

Live commentary will continue to be delivered via a dedicated talkSPORT stream available to Irish fans, the talkSPORT website and app, as well as integrations with Wireless’ Irish radio station apps including 96FM, C103 , Live 95, FM104, Q102 and LMFM.

talkSPORT secured Premier League rights in Ireland for the first time in 2020 and covered matches from the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. This latest announcement reinforces the station’s position as a destination for live Premier League football on Saturdays.

Lee Clayton, head of talkSPORT, said: “talkSPORT is the home of football, with more games live than any other broadcaster. With the help of John, Russell and Tom, we are delighted to bring award-winning coverage to fans across Ireland for the next three seasons.

“The talkSPORT brand is powered by fans, providing the best platforms for our listeners and viewers to share their views and be heard. This will create exciting opportunities for our loyal partners in Ireland over the coming season. »

Tom Rennie, editor of talkSPORT International, said: “We are delighted to once again be able to bring all the excitement and drama of the Premier League to listeners in Ireland. Our international broadcast team has, for over a decade, had the privilege of broadcasting the world’s most exciting league to the world, and our partnership in Ireland has been a pleasure to be part of. Along with John, Russell, Trevor and our talented team of co-casters and reporters, I can’t wait for the new season to begin.

Trevor Welch, presenter of Premier League Live in Ireland, commented: “Well another Premier League season is upon us and I can’t wait to get started. It’s a huge privilege to work on talkSPORT’s Premier League Live coverage. The Premier League is the most powerful league in world football, attracting extraordinary global audiences every season. To be a part of this is truly amazing and I look forward to your company on Premier League Live talkSPORT for the 2022/23 season.

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