Premier League fills void in China with one-season Tencent deal

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The English Premier League has agreed a deal with Chinese digital platform Tencent for the media rights to the competition in the country for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

Under the agreement, which follows the recent termination of a deal with streaming platform PPTV, Tencent holds live digital rights to all remaining 372 matches. It will show more than half of the matches for free, with the rest available on Tencent Sports’ membership service.

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