Optus Sport reveals subscriber numbers, becomes exclusive home of EPL

By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 8 August 2019
Optus Sport

Optus Sport has become the exclusive broadcaster of the English Premier League (EPL), as it reveals its subscriber numbers for the first time.

While Optus Sport has been airing EPL games for four years, the new deal makes it the first time all EPL games will air exclusively on its platform. All 380 games will also be made available on-demand.

The deal means SBS, which previously shared the broadcast rights to EPL, will no longer be airing the games.

The telecommunications giant also revealed that its subscribing account base is more than 700,000.

“Having the Australian rights to show every single match of the Premier League exclusively live is an enormous opportunity for Optus Sport,” Corin Dimopoulos, Optus’ head of TV and content, says.

“Our suite of exclusively live premium sport content, which also includes the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, notably increases with the renewal of the Premier League this season.

“We are extending our production of mini-matches and highlights, giving our customers the ability to watch Premier League action when they want and how they want so they don’t miss a minute of their team’s action."

Optus has been building out its sports rights deals, with it also holding rights to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

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