Social media giant, Facebook, has won Premier League broadcasting rights in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos from the 2019-2020 season. Under the £200m deal, Facebook have brought the rights to stream all 380 Premier League matches, having beaten BeIN Sports and Fox Sports Asia to gain these live broadcasting rights in these territories.
Richard Scduamore has been seeking to lure technology companies to help continue to drive up earnings, after the last round of TV broadcasting bidding remained at a similar level to the previous cycle.
The announcement from Facebook comes after Amazon won the rights to stream Premier League matches in the UK - becoming the first over the top service to provide live coverage of the English top flight. Read more about Amazon's deal with the Premier League here.
Amazon, are also linked with the remaining rights packages for Spain’s La Liga, according to reports by Spanish news outlet La Informacion. The remaining packages include ne live game a week from the top tier, 12 games a week from the second tier, and streaming rights to highlights. La Liga are looking to raise a total of €120m for the packages.