Arabian Radio Network Renews talkSPORT Partnership

talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, has extended its exclusive rights and syndication agreement with leading United Arab Emirates broadcaster Arabian Radio Network.

The agreement enables ARN’s station Dubai Eye to carry talkSPORT’s exclusive live English language Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup live match commentary throughout the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons.

As global audio partner of the Barclays Premier League, talkSPORT works with market leading stations in around 25 different countries and in 9 different languages to bring its official live match coverage to sports fans. The climax to the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season was  one of the most exciting in recent memory and the countdown is already on to the start of the new season in August.  

But before the season kicks off, football fans will be kept up to date with all the news from the World Cup during June and July with talkSPORT also providing Dubai Eye 103.8 with daily bulletins, news and features keeping listeners across everything from Brazil.

Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy, talkSPORT said: “We’re pleased to be teaming up with Dubai Eye 103.8 to continue to bring our official coverage of the world’s most popular football league to listeners in the United Arab Emirates. Fans in the UAE are hugely passionate about their football and thanks to talkSPORT’s exciting match commentary, they’ll be able to listen live to all the biggest games involving their favourite teams for the next two seasons.”

Arabian Radio Network GM Mahmoud Al Rasheed commented: “Football in the UAE has an enormous following and the Premier League has significant support across the Emirates. The 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 coverage on Dubai Eye 103.8 will once again be accessible to our listeners.”

According to Aussie, Steve Smith, COO of Arabian Radio Network, “the 2013/2014 season was Dubai Eye 103.8’s first foray into The Barclays Premier League and as a network we couldn’t have been happier. The decision was an easy one to commit to a further two years with talkSPORT team.”


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