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Amazon Lands Premier League Package


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The Premier League has wrapped the sales process for live rights in the U.K. from 2019 to 2022, with the remaining two packages going to Amazon and BT Sport.

The Premier League has sold a total of seven packages of rights to the 200 live matches per season. Earlier this year Sky Sports landed 128 matches per season (four packages) and BT Sport took one of 32. BT Sport has now taken another package for a total of 52 matches. Amazon Prime Video has secured the rights to 20 matches in its package.

“We are extremely pleased that Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon have invested in these rights and all view the Premier League and our clubs as vital parts of their live sports offerings,” said Richard Scudamore, Premier League’s executive chairman. “Sky and BT are established Premier League partners and provide first-rate coverage of the competition through their live-match broadcasts and comprehensive programming. We welcome Amazon as an exciting new partner and we know Prime Video will provide an excellent service on which fans can consume the Premier League.”

Scudmore continued, “The interest in our U.K. rights is a testament to the fantastic competition delivered by our clubs. This outcome will support their continued efforts to put on the best possible football and use their popularity and reach to have a positive impact on the sport and beyond.”

In Ireland, the Premier League sold eight packages, with Sky Sports taking four (128 matches), and BT Sport and Premiere Sports taking two each. “There is huge appetite for the Premier League in Ireland and we are very pleased to have concluded this process which ensures more matches than ever before will be available live from 2019-20 onwards,” Scudamore said. “We know that Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to provide fantastic live-match broadcasts and programming for fans across the country, and we welcome Premier Sports as a new partner. We know they will make available high-quality coverage that will appeal to local fans.”



About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

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