Premier League Agreed Record £6.7Bn Domestic TV Rights Deal

The arrangement, which runs for four years beginning with the 2025-26 season, is described as the "largest sports media rights deal ever concluded in the UK" by the Premier League.

Premier League Agreed Record £6.7Bn Domestic TV Rights Deal
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The Premier League has agreed to a new record-breaking £6.7 billion domestic broadcasting agreement with Sky and TNT to broadcast up to 270 live games per season.

The BBC will continue to show highlights on Match of the Day as part of the agreement.

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The arrangement, which runs for four years beginning with the 2025-26 season, is described as the “largest sports media rights deal ever concluded in the UK” by the Premier League.

The Saturday 3 p.m. blackout will remain in effect, but every Sunday kickoff at 2 p.m. will be televised.

The BBC’s agreement includes MOTD2 and Football Focus, as well as extra digital rights for the BBC’s web platforms.

Sky has been given four of the five packages and will show at least 215 matches per season, including Saturday 5.30pm kick-offs, Sunday 2pm and 4.30pm kick-offs, Monday and Friday evening games, and three midweek rounds.

TNT will air a minimum of 52 matches per season, including all Saturday 12.30pm kickoffs and two midweek match rounds.

On the final day of each season, Sky Sports will also broadcast all ten matches.

Amazon, which now broadcasts 20 games each season under the league’s current pact, has not secured rights in the new agreement.

This is the first time since 2018 that the Premier League has gone through a tender process for its rights.

Because of the Covid-19 epidemic, the current £5 billion domestic TV rights deal, which is for three seasons and expires at the end of 2024-25, was allowed to be prolonged.

The Premier League claims that the new agreement, which is a year longer than the previous one, will “provide financial certainty for clubs throughout professional football until at least 2029.”

“The outcome of this process underlines the strength of the Premier League and is testament to our clubs, players and managers who continue to deliver the world’s most competitive football in full stadiums, and to supporters, who create an unrivalled atmosphere every week,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport, said: “Match of the Day remains enduringly popular with audiences and this new agreement with the Premier League is brilliant news for football fans all over the UK.

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“For almost 60 years it has been the UK’s most discussed football programme, delivering a complete digest of the weekend’s action and this enhanced deal with more digital content means we can tell the story of the Premier League every day across BBC Sport platforms.”

Sky will show up to 100 more matches a season, and chief executive Dana Strong said: “We are proud of our long history with the Premier League and look forward to delivering more engagement, entertainment, and innovation to the end of the decade.”