SPORTS Entertainment Network (SEN) has announced the acquisition of Australian audio broadcast rights to the English Premier League (EPL).
The EPL broadcast adds to SEN’s unparalleled football coverage, with the current stable of football content including the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the A-League and several programs dedicated to analysing the world game from every angle.
Football is booming locally on the back of a stunning 270,000 fan turnout to a series of pre-season games in Australia, featuring EPL clubs Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Leeds United.
The broadcast compliments the content currently enjoyed by New Zealand football fans, who have access to five EPL matches each weekend across the SENZ airwaves and SENZ app. Additionally, SENZ listeners can enjoy exclusive A League coverage for all matches involving the Wellington Phoenix.
SEN Chief Executive Craig Hutchison shared via media release that adding the EPL to SEN’s content offering is a great outcome for listeners.
“It is an exciting time for football in Australia, and we are thrilled to broadcast the EPL action across the SEN airwaves and digital channels,” Hutchison said in a statement.
“We’ve seen the appetite for football content locally through our coverage of the A-League. This has grown exponentially, so to bring our audience a world-class product in the EPL solidifies our standing as the Home of Football.”
SEN National Radio Director Sam Thompson explained the coverage would open the door to new fans interested in football.
“This is an excellent opportunity for sports fans curious about football to sample the game and experience why millions of people are so passionate about this competition.
“Our commitment to bring the world’s best football to the SEN airwaves demonstrates that we are the premier destination for sport in Australia.”
SEN’s coverage of the English Premier League kicks off this weekend for Gameweek 3, featuring Leicester City taking on Southampton from 12am, Sunday August 21.