PREMIER LEAGUE AGREE NEW THREE-YEAR TV DEAL WITH SKY, BT, BBC AND AMAZON
Sky, BT and Amazon are to keep their deal for live rights for Premier League TV games for a further three years, the league has announced.
The BBC will continue to show highlights on Match of the Day as its deal will also be extended for the same period.
The arrangements are subject to final government approval as the Premier League normally invites bids from broadcasters for the rights and this plan is to roll them over for another three years when the current deal expires at the end of next season.
The deal is worth in the region of £4.5billion to the Premier League and replicates the current arrangements with Sky getting the first pick of every weekend fixture round for its 4.30pm Super Sunday game and includes
- 128 games a season live on Sky Sports
- 52 games a season live on BT Sport
- 20 games a season live on Amazon Prime Video
As part of the arrangements the Premier League has pledged to provide an extra £100million a year of funding over the next four years for clubs in League One, League Two, the National League and women’s and girls football. This is on top of existing funding it already provides to lower league clubs.
The extension will see the new TV deal run from seasons 2022/2023 to 2024/25.
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HOW THE DEAL BREAKS DOWN (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION)
SKY SPORTS (128 GAMES A SEASON)
Saturday 5.30pm – 32 matches a season
Saturdays /8ppm – 8 matches
Sundays 2pm – 32 matches
Sundays 4.30pm – 32 matches
Mondays or Fridays 7.30pm to 8pm – 24 matches
BT SPORT (52 GAMES A SEASON)
Saturdays 12.30pm (or 7.45pm if one of the teams is involved in Champions League game on the previous Wednesday) – 32 matches a season
Games from two midweek fixture rounds (15 matches) and five matches from the winter break split weekend.
AMAZON PRIME (20 GAMES A SEASON)
EVERY game from Boxing Day – 10 matches
EVERY game from the first December midweek round – 10 matches