x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

English Premier League matches to be broadcast across the UAE

Barclays Premier League football matches will now be broadcast locally, live on radio and online.

Arabian Radio Network (ARN) has won exclusive rights to cover all English Premier League football matches on its station Dubai Eye 103.8. EPA / Peter Powell
Arabian Radio Network (ARN) has won exclusive rights to cover all English Premier League football matches on its station Dubai Eye 103.8. EPA / Peter Powell

DUBAI // Barclays Premier League football matches will now be broadcast locally, live on radio and online.

Arabian Radio Network (ARN) has won exclusive rights to cover all matches on its station Dubai Eye 103.8.

"Football in the UAE has an enormous following and the Premier League has significant support across the Emirates," said Mahmoud Al Rasheed, general manager of ARN.

"We will also be updating listeners on developments in the local UAE league."

The first match to be covered will be Crystal Palace v Sunderland, starting at 8pm on Saturday.

All commentary comes live from the grounds and Dubai Eye will cover three games per week on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

"We are proud to announce this major agreement and are happy to be the exclusive radio broadcast partner of the Barclays Premier League," said Steve Smith, chief operations officer of ARN.

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