Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Premier League TV rights: Five of seven live packages sold for £4.464bn

Latest news

    The rights to show Premier League games from 2019-2022 have been sold for £4.464bn – with two live packages still to be sold.

    Sky Sports have won the rights to four packages – 128 live matches – while BT Sport have one, comprising 32 games.

    The Premier League’s last deal, agreed in 2015 and running until 2019, was worth £5.14bn.

    “To have achieved this investment with two packages remaining to sell is testament to the excellent football competition delivered by the clubs,” executive chairman Richard Scudamore said.

    Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures for the first time.

    BT will show Saturday lunchtime fixtures from August 2019.

    Last time out, Sky paid £4.176bn to show 126 matches, including the first Friday evening games and both Sunday packages, and BT paid £960m for 42 games.

    Who has won what?

    What did broadcasters bid on?
    Package A – won by BT32 matches on Saturdays at 12:30
    Package B – won by Sky Sports32 matches on Saturdays at 17:30
    Package C – won by Sky Sports24 matches on Sundays at 14:00 and eight matches on Saturdays at 19:45
    Package D – won by Sky Sports32 matches on Sundays at 16:30
    Package E – won by Sky Sports24 matches on Mondays at 20:00 or Fridays at 19:30/20:00 and eight matches on Sundays at 14:00
    Package F – to be decided20 matches from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme
    Package G – to be decided20 matches from two midweek fixture programmes

    More to follow.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43002985

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43002985

    In the same category are

    Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates keeps lead after time trial Simon Yates will take nearly a minute's lead into the final four stagesSimon Yates will go into the final five days of the Giro d'Italia as clear fav...
    Harry and Meghan attend first royal event since wedding Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prince Harry took to the podium to make a speech as his wife, father and the Duchess of Cornwall looked ...
    Unai Emery: If Arsenal players buy in to his philosophy, they can win things Unai Emery looks set to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal managerUnai Emery is a very interesting appointment for Arsenal and the former Paris St-Germ...
    Tesco Direct closure puts 500 jobs at risk Image copyright Getty Images Tesco plans to close its Tesco Direct website that sells general merchandise, putting 500 workers at risk of redundancy...
    My life behind the wheel, by police pursuit driver Image copyright Getty Images When the call came over the radio it was about 02:00. Dark but dry, there was little traffic on the roads."Two lads had...
    Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start Image copyright Getty Images The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate has not been cut despite a government crackdown on sweet treats.Publi...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *