The Premier League has maintained its coverage in the Indian subcontinent via a renewal of its media rights arrangement with Star India.
As a result of the contract extension between the English top-flight and the India-facing subsidiary of the The Walt Disney Corporation, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches until 2025.
This will include all 380 fixtures each season, which will be distributed across Star India’s own Star Sports network as well as on Disney’s OTT platform Disney+ Holstar.
“The Premier League is delighted to announce an extension of our exciting association with Disney Star,” said the league’s Chief Media Officer, Paul Molnar.
“They will be an outstanding home for the Premier League over the next three seasons and we look forward to working together to showcase the League to new and existing fans throughout the Indian subcontinent.”
Star Sports has been the Premier League’s Indian media rights partner for the past 10 years, with its current contract set to cover the 2023/24 to 2024/25 seasons, and provides coverage in English, Malayalam and Bangla.
In addition to the Premier League, Star India also holds the rights to other major sporting tournaments such as Wimbledon, which it will broadcast until next year under the terms of an agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Sanjog Gupta, Head of Sports at Disney Star, remarked: “We are delighted to continue our association with the Premier League and look forward to the collaboration over the next three years.
“Our joint efforts have seen viewership for the league grow manifold and we remain committed to widening its popularity as well as deepening the affiliation for its clubs.
“With Premier League and the Indian Super League, we are home to the two most popular football leagues in India and will continue our endeavour to grow football fandom in the country,”