MP & Silva Scores EPL Deal in Asia


SINGAPORE: MP & Silva has landed the exclusive distribution rights for the English Premier League (EPL) in select Asian territories, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

MP & Silva will represent the live audiovisual broadcast rights across all platforms for three seasons from 2016-17 to 2018-19. The pact covers Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Pacific Islands, Taiwan, the Philippines and Mongolia.

“Given the star power attached to the English Premier League, we look forward to further strengthening the league’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Marco Auletta, MP & Silva’s CEO. “We believe EPL’s fan base in these territories will continue to grow, and given the excitement over the signing of Japan International, Shinji Okazaki, to Leicester City, and South Korean Heung-Min Son to the Tottenham Hotspur, we can only expect this trend [to increase].”

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: “MP & Silva has invested in Premier League rights in previous processes and we are very pleased they have chosen to do so again. We know they will distribute all the best Premier League action in a comprehensive and innovative manner to fans in the territories for which they have acquired our rights.”