Van Persie joins BT Sport's dream team! United striker to appear alongside Bale in ambitious broadcaster's ad campaign
10:54 GMT, 26 April 2013
11:19 GMT, 26 April 2013
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BT Sport's list of big-name signings expanded again today as they added Manchester United striker Robin van Persie to their star-studded line-up.
The broadcaster, who will air 38 Premier League games next season, confirmed the news on Twitter that Van Persie will appear alongside Gareth Bale in ad campaigns for their coverage.
Van Persie leads the Premier League scoring charts this season with 24 goals to his name, one more than Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, and the Dutchman's hat-trick against Aston Villa on Monday night sealed United's 20th top-flight title.
BT have also snapped up Arsenal youngster Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
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Smashing signing: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will appear on BT Sport's ad campaigns
Dream team: Van Persie joins Gareth Bale and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on BT's list of stars
Great news! BT Sport confirmed Van Persie's signing on Twitter
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who signed for the Gunners from Southampton in 2011
and has 10 England caps, will also become a BT Ambassador for the next
The 19-year-old winger said: 'I am very pleased to be named as a BT
Ambassador and to feature in the adverts and as a guest for BT Sport.
'As a young player, I hope I can bring some real insight into the Premier League, as part of the BT Sport team.'
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: 'We are thrilled that Alex has
agreed to sign up for BT Sport. Alex is emerging as an international
star, having broken into the senior team aged just 18.
'His hard work and dedication to improvement has already taken him to
great heights and serves as an inspiration to young football fans that
if you are good enough, you are old enough.'
Regular guest: Arsenal youngster Oxlade-Chamberlain will be appearing on BT Sport next season
VIDEO: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins BT Sport
As well as the rights to show 38 live games a season from the Barclays
Premier League, including 18 of the top picks, BT Sport has also secured
the rights to live top-tier matches from Serie A in Italy, Ligue 1 in
France, Brasileiro in Brazil and Major League Soccer in the USA.
And BT’s acquisition of ESPN’s TV channels business in the UK and
Ireland will bring the rights to show live games for the FA Cup,
Scottish Premier League, Europa League and the German Bundesliga.
BT Sport will also show up to 69 live rugby union games a season from the Aviva Premiership.
addition, BT has signed a deal with the Women’s Tennis Association
(WTA) to show up to 800 hours of live tennis, including the TEB BNP
Paribas WTA Championships.
I'm in: Spurs winger Bale has already signed for BT Sport ahead of their Premier League coverage
And… action: Bale films an advert for BT Sport