FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery close to EPL TV rights deal

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An alliance of US broadcasters featuring FOX Sports, ESPN, Univision and Discovery Communications isexpected to be confirmed this week as the US media rights holders to the Premier League for the 2016/17 season onwards, according to a World Soccer Talk source.

NBC Sports currently holds the Premier League rights in the United States until the end of the 2015/16 season, but after bids were submitted by NBC and the alliance on Thursday, the joint bid from FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery is expected to be announced as the winner as early as this week.

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