Premier League pulls plug on PPTV rights deal in China

Fans of Manchester City at 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy Final in Shanghai (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

The Premier League has terminated its lucrative media-rights contract with Chinese streaming platform PPTV after the Suning Holdings-owned broadcaster failed to meet rights fee payment deadlines.

In a short statement, the Premier League said that it “confirms that it has today [Thursday] terminated its agreements for #PL coverage in China with its licensee in that territory”.

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