The Premier League in the UK has made an exciting announcement confirming that TNT Sports will continue to broadcast live and exclusive Premier League matches for an additional four years, until the 2028/29 season. This news brings joy to football enthusiasts all over the country.
From the 2025/26 season onwards, the Premier League rights will come with a wide range of premium sports content. This will include the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Conference League, National League, domestic and European club rugby, MotoGP, NBA, UFC, and boxing. TNT Sports is solidifying its position as a top-notch provider of live sports coverage.
TNT Sports will uphold its commitment to airing lunchtime kick-offs on Saturdays and two mid-week rounds every season, ensuring that fans don’t miss a single second of the thrilling action. Andrew Georgiou, President and MD of UK & Ireland and WBD Sports Europe, expressed his enthusiasm for the ongoing partnership by stating, “We are incredibly thrilled to bring exclusive Premier League matches to fans for the next five seasons.”
Georgiou also emphasized the extensive array of sports offered by TNT Sports, which includes the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, UEFA Europa League, MotoGP, boxing, NBA, UFC, Premiership Rugby, Champions Cup, and much more. This impressive lineup includes the Premier League as a crucial part. Through Eurosport, discovery+ becomes the new streaming platform for TNT Sports, providing customers with a wider range of live sports options. These options include exclusive coverage of major events such as the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, the Tour de France, and various entertainment choices available on discovery+. This agreement represents a significant achievement in the long-standing partnership between the Premier League and TNT Sports, now extending to an impressive 16 years. The collaboration established by BT and Warner Bros. Discovery on September 1, 2022 has played a crucial role in efficiently overseeing the operations of this partnership.
In the ongoing 2023/24 season, there has been a notable rise in the number of viewers for TNT Sports, with a growth of 8% in Premier League viewership compared to the previous year. The presence of TNT Sports on platforms like discovery+ and popular TV providers such as BT TV, Sky, and Virgin ensures that fans can conveniently access their favorite matches.
Overall, this announcement cements TNT Sports’ position as a prominent broadcaster of live sports in the United Kingdom.