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Premier League TV rights: Five of seven live packages sold for £four.464bn

The quantity of live televised Premier League matches will rise from 168 to 200 from the 2019-2020 season

The rights to indicate Premier League video games from 2019-2022 have been sold for £four.464bn – with two live packages nonetheless to be sold.

Sky Sports have received the rights to 4 tranches – 128 live matches – whereas BT Sport have one, comprising 32 video games.

The Premier League’s final deal, agreed in 2015 and working till 2019, was price £5.14bn.

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

Sky could have first alternative of each weekend match and also will present Saturday night time fixtures (19:45) for the primary time.

BT will present Saturday lunchtime fixtures from August 2019 and have stated they are going to pay £295m per season – £9.22m per match, up from £7.6m – throughout the three years.

That means Sky have dedicated to £three.579bn – or £9.3m per sport, down from £10.8m within the present deal.

In 2015, Sky handed over £four.176bn for 126 fixtures every season – together with the primary Friday night video games and each Sunday packages – and BT paid a complete of £960m for 42 matches.

Who has received what?

The Premier League’s bid course of this time round comprised 200 live matches a season, a rise from the 168 for which broadcasters bid in 2015.

The broadcasters bid on seven packages of fixtures – 5 of which include 32 matches a season and two 20 matches.

What are the packages?
Package A – received by BT 32 matches on Saturdays at 12:30
Package B – received by Sky Sports 32 matches on Saturdays at 17:30
Package C – received by Sky Sports 24 matches on Sundays at 14:00 and eight matches on Saturdays at 19:45
Package D – received by Sky Sports 32 matches on Sundays at 16:30
Package E – received by Sky Sports 24 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 determined 20 matches from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme
Package G – to be determined 20 matches from two midweek fixture programmes

Other adjustments for the 2019-2022 deal embrace eight particular person video games proven live in a ‘prime-time’ Saturday night time slot, three full rounds of 10 midweek matches all proven live, and one set of financial institution vacation video games.

The new UK deal, nonetheless, doesn’t embrace income for promoting rights abroad. That deal isn’t accomplished on one set day and is as an alternative finalised area by area, with the income from that anticipated to rise from across the £3bn it delivered final time round.

What in regards to the different two packages?

Scudamore added in a statement