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ESPN Star Sports, Malaysia's Astro in English Premier League coverage deal

(Posted on 17 August 2001, 6:15 pm)

ESPN Star Sports (ESS) and Astro, its Malaysian Pay TV Partner, have reached an agreement to make available exclusive coverage of the English Premier League soccer matches on their Pay TV platform for the next three seasons, according to a company release.

Announcing the conclusion of the broadcast contract with Astro, ESS managing director Rik Dovey said that it would provide viewers in Malaysia with expanded coverage of the EPL, including five live matches a week on ESPN and Star Sports.

"We're thrilled to have arrived at this broadcast agreement with Astro," Dovey said. "Now Malaysian football fans can enjoy Premier League action at a level they've never before experienced."

ESS will broadcast 165 live games and over 1000 hours of EPL coverage per season.

 

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