Sunderland AFC staying with with BBC Newcastle until 2017

BBC Newcastle, the official commentary partner of Sunderland AFC, has signed up to bring Black Cats fans live commentary of every game until 2017

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC
The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

BBC Newcastle, the official commentary partner of Sunderland AFC, has signed up to bring Black Cats fans live commentary of every game until 2017.

The station is the only broadcaster to transmit live full-match commentary of every Sunderland match, featuring duo Nick Barnes and former Sunderland star Gary Bennett.

The pair celebrated their tenth consecutive season of commentary at the start of the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season and are now eagerly awaiting the new campaign.

Sunderland AFC’s commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said: “The club has enjoyed a fantastic partnership with BBC Newcastle over the years and we are delighted that they have committed to the club on a long-term basis.”

BBC Newcastle managing editor, Andrew Robson, added: “I know Nick Barnes and Gary Bennett are both looking forward to another exciting season.”

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