Go wins exclusive Premier League rights until 2016

CEO Yiannos Michaelides, announces acquisition of Premier League exclusive rights to 380 matches per year until 2016.

GO plc will transmit the UK premier league until the 2015-2016 season, CEO Yiannos Michaelides announced today, Tuesday.

"GO is proud to, yet again, retain exclusivity to the Barclays Premier League.  This is a good result for our customers and our business.  It means that GO sports remains home of Premier League football and viewers will continue to enjoy their favourite sport for another three seasons," Michaelides said.

This, combined with the current rights of Champions League and Serie A cements GO as the undisputed leader in Premium Sports.

The exclusive rights include the right to make Live, delayed and repeat transmissions of Barclays Premier League matches in English and Maltese on GO sports channels and over both Digital Terrestrial and IPTV platforms.  Customers can subscribe to GO sports premium package of 8 channels on GO Interactive to ensure maximum live coverage of Barclays Premier League with the option to watch GO sports 1 and 2 in full HD quality.

The rights also include the Live transmission of selected Barclays Premier League matches to be made in the Maltese language over GO sports channels to mobile devices, that is, the viewing of GO sports channels on the move and over your tablet or laptop, a new service which GO plans to launch in the near future.

"GO's TV venture, which took off in 2007, is a truly outstanding success story especially when considering that today we serve almost 70,000 homes with quality television entertainment. Securing premium content such as the Barclays Premier League is only a small part of the Company's strategic capital investment which is simply aimed at giving more to our customers," Michaelides said.

GO's acquisition of the Barclays Premier League rights is consistent with the company's policy to acquire quality content. GO currently holds exclusive rights for various sports including UEFA Champions League, the Italian Serie A, the French Ligue 1 as well as Formula 1, Rugby and Tennis.

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