Premier League TV rights: Sky and BT spend £4.4bn on five packages

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Sky and BT have extended deals to show live Premier League matches


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What are the 2019-2022 packages and when will Premier League live matches kick-off in the new deal?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 11:39am

The Premier League has announced that five packages for the 2019-2022 UK TV broadcast rights have been sold for £4.464billion.

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Sky and BT have renewed deals to show live Premier League matches after purchasing five of the seven packages on offer. Two packages are still to be sold, says the Premier League, with “interest from multiple bidders”.

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said: “To have achieved this investment with two packages of live rights remaining to sell is an outcome that is testament to the excellent football competition delivered by the clubs. It provides them with certainty and will underpin their continued efforts to put on the most compelling football, invest sustainably in all areas, and use their popularity and reach to have a positive impact on the sport and beyond.”

Sky and BT: about the deals

Sky extends its Premier League rights deal until 2022 and will show “more matches than ever before”. The four packages will show 128 games a season on its dedicated Sky Sports Premier League channel, including Saturday evening fixtures for the first time.

BT Sport also extends until 2022 and next season the broadcaster will continue to show games at 5.30pm on a Saturday. However, from August 2019 BT coverage will then move to the Saturday …read more

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