SKY SPORTS are the big winners in the multi-billion pound auction for exclusive live Premier League TV rights after securing up to 100 extra games a season in a new deal.
Under the four-year agreement, Sky will show at least 215 matches a season including for the first time all games rescheduled to 2pm on a Sunday due to clubs’ European commitments. It means 80 per cent of the live televised games will be on Sky.
The new contract, which doesn’t start until the 2025/26 season, gives Sky all first-pick matches and means they retain their Friday and Monday night 8pm games, Saturday 5.30pm and the big Super Sunday 4.30pm and 2pm matches.
In addition to the rescheduled Sunday 2pm matches, they’ve added three midweek rounds, some Boxing Day games.
And for the first time all TEN final day games will be shown live on Sky Sports at the same time.
TNT Sports has retained its Saturday 12.30pm games and will show a total of 52 matches a season including some midweek rounds.
Match of the Day is secure as the home of FREE-TO-AIR highlights with the BBC retaining that package as well as adding extra digital rights for its online platforms.
The record-breaking deal is worth £6.7billion and has been described by the Premier League as the “largest sports media rights deal ever concluded in the UK”.
Amazon Prime Video – which currently shows two entire fixture rounds of 20 games a season – has lost rights to all its games.
Sky’s Premier League deal comes after the broadcaster also secured a huge new deal to show a massive increase in EFL TV games from next season HERE
PREMIER LEAGUE TV RIGHTS FROM 2025-26 SEASON FOR FOUR YEARS
- At least 215 games each season
- ALL first pick matches each week
- Games at 8pm Friday and Monday (including more than previously), Saturdays 5.30pm, Sundays at 2pm and 4.30pm
- ALL games rescheduled to 2pm on Sundays due to European midweeks – Sky will show multiple matches at the same time in this slot.
- EVERY game from three midweek rounds of games.
- ALL ten final day matches for the first time.
- “Most of the festive fixtures” with Boxing Day Premier League action returning to Sky.
- 52 live games a season
- Saturday 12.30pm kick-offs
- EVERY game from two entire midweek fixture rounds.
- FREE-TO-AIR highlights through Match of the Day
- Extra digital rights for BBC online platforms.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKY SPORTS’ MASSIVE NEW EFL TV DEAL HERE